Environmental, Social and Governance

Environmental, social and governance responsibility

Rising Sun is a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”).

The UNPRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The UNPRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The principles have over 2,700 signatories across the globe, including major international investment management firms.

As long-term focused investors, NAVF takes its role seriously and actively engages with company management in order to maximize risk adjusted returns for our clients. It is our belief that understanding the environmental risks associated with portfolio companies is essential for assessing the long-term risk-adjusted return potential of an investment. We also believe that improving company governance, curbing emissions and strengthening disclosures increases this risk-adjusted return potential, whilst also serving to help tackle the systemic risk that climate change represents.

Rising Sun has adopted a sustainability policy incorporating principles based on the UNPRI and which covers the integration of ESG risk analysis into its investment process and its policy on the stewardship of its client assets.