VietNam Holding’s investment policy is closely aligned with the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI). Investment decisions are made by combining sound financial analysis with an evaluation of material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. ESG factors are also an integral part of the portfolio management process. VNH’s active engagement aims to improve investee companies’ ESG performance measured by key performance indicators. The investment decision process gives equal weight to rigorous financial analysis and interactive sustainability research. VNH believes that this approach helps to reduce portfolio volatility and broadens sound risk management with the objective to deliver superior long-term profits to investors.
ESG Case Studies
In September 2016, the PRI launched a practical guide to ESG integration for equity investing. This comprehensive report features a case study on VNH’s active engagement efforts: PRI – “Engagements affecting portfolio construction”
London-based EdenTree Investment Management is a significant shareholder of VNH and of the UK’s leading sustainable and responsible investors (SRI).