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Global Sustain: ALPHA TRUST supports the Principles of Responsible Investment
PRI signatory under Global Sustain guidance
ALPHA TRUST, recognising the importance of responsible investment decisions based on ESG criteria, joined the "Principles for Responsible Investment" (PRI) initiative as "Investment Manager Signatory", with the guidance and support of the specialised consulting firm Global Sustain.
PRI is the most recognised and accredited initiative for the promotion of responsible investments and the integration of ESG criteria into investment decisions in a global level, created with the support of the United Nations. Today, PRI lists more than 3,000 companies and organisations with over USD 90 trillion AuM.
As a PRI signatory, ALPHA TRUST adopts the following principles of responsible investment:
- Incorporation of ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- Active ownership and incorporation of ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- Seeking of appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which the company invests.
- Promotion of acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- Collaboration for the enhancement of the corporate effectiveness in the implementation of the principles.
- Submission of a Transparency Report regarding the activities and implementation progress of principles.
Mr. Chris Aesopos, CEO of ALPHA TRUST and First Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association stated: "ALPHA TRUST believes that the values, it has served since its foundation more than thirty years ago, are now becoming institutionalized, and by joining the collective effort enhances the impact on society and the planet".
Mr. Michael Spanos, Managing Director of Global Sustain Group quoted: "We stay committed to supporting organizations in adopting ESG criteria and making responsible investment decisions, thus creating shared value."
Founded in 1987, ALPHA TRUST is the largest and oldest independent asset manager of private and institutional investors, domiciled in Greece. The company consistently ranks among the best performing fund managers, with significant experience in the management of Corporate & Occupational Pension Schemes and Insurance Companies’ reserves. Operations in Greece and Luxembourg. Regulated by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and is listed in Alternative Market of the Athens Stock Exchange since 1st August 2008.
Global Sustain Group with companies in London, Berlin and Athens and representation offices in Brussels, New York and Nicosia, creates awareness and inspires and supports companies and organisations to embody sustainability, through advisory, communications, networking and training, with a focus on the people-planet-profit philosophy. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, educational foundations, media, professional bodies, think tanks and other public or private entities.
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