Committed to a sustainable future

 

In September 2018, Central 1 proudly joined more than 2,700 organizations around the globe in signing the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI). We believe, as many in the industry do, that addressing key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors is crucial to developing a sustainable financial system.

Our approach to responsible investment

ESG considerations are a core part of our holistic approach to evaluating our investment holdings. We work in a number of ways to integrate them into our processes:

Analysis & Assessment

We incorporate ESG factors into our investment strategies and decisions.


Active ownership

We include ESG issues in our ownership policies and practices.


Disclosure

We seek ESG disclosure from companies in which we invest.


Industry engagement

We promote and encourage Responsible Investment practices.


Collaboration

We work with other signatories to enhance the UN principles.


How we apply ESG factors

Our Responsible Investment approach is guided by five principles that shape our investment and lending practices. These ensure our decisions always align with our values, our clients’ values and the values of the co-operative banking system as a whole:

 
 

Curiosity, Courage and Collaboration (“CCC”)

Curiosity, Courage and Collaboration (“CCC”)

CCC is at the core of Central 1’s beliefs and values. We’ll stay open-minded to new ideas and collaborate with others to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the UN-PRI. We’ll seek to influence and endorse responsible investing within the investment industry.


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ESG consideration

ESG consideration

Portfolio managers and institutional lenders will take ESG factors into consideration when making their investment and lending decision. We believe ESG is fundamental to good and effective management.



 
 

Integration

Integration

We integrate ESG factors into our investment and lending decisions, policies and practices alongside other traditional elements, because they can and do have an impact on portfolio performance.



 
 

Disclosure

Disclosure

We strive to deliver relevant disclosure that will help monitor our investment and lending portfolio and make transparent our decision-making process.



 
 

Continuous learning and improvement

Continuous learning and improvement

We are dedicated to continuous learning in order to stay relevant and expand our understanding of ESG risks. We will take part in activities, such as working groups, that promote responsible investment and lending practices.



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