Global Sustain: Iolcus Investments AIFM supports the Principles of Responsible Investment

Iolcus Investments AIFM, aiming to be part of the effort for the development of a sustainable investment ecosystem, joined the Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI) initiative as an ‘Investment Manager Signatory’, with the guidance and support of the specialized consulting firm; Global Sustain, being the first asset management company in Greece that succeeds this.

PRI is the most recognized and accredited action for the promotion of responsible investments and the integration of the ESG criteria into investment decisions in a global level, created with the support of the United Nations and the UNEP FI. Today, PRI lists 3,000 companies and organizations with USD 90 trillion AuM.
As a PRI signatory, Iolcus Investments AIFM 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. Achilleas Kontogouris, Managing Director of Iolcus Investments AIFM quoted: “Joining PRI is a strategic move for us, as to respond to industry trends and embed ESG criteria in our investing operation”.

Mr. Michael Spanos, Managing Director of Global Sustain Group quoted: “Our goal regarding the PRI initiative is to point the ESG criteria as a key factor in investment decisions.”

Iolcus Investments AIFM is a privately owned alternative fund and segregated portfolios management firm run by its owners. It is authorised and regulated by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (license no. 2/805/28.12.2017). Iolcus is also a member of the Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association. It offers a wide range of tailored investment solutions with its core aim being the preservation and growth of its clients’ assets.

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.