Sustainability from an investor's perspective
Responsible investment takes key factors related to environ-mental (E), social (S) and governance (G) matters into account in investment decisions.
From an investor’s perspective, making allowances for sustain-ability does not conflict with return expectations. At Varma, the goal of responsible investment is to reduce risks and to identify investees that benefit from responsible operations as well as the return potential of such investments. Varma’s principles for responsible investment cover all asset classes and are applied differently depending on the asset class and type of investment.
Active ownership and engagement are an integral part of responsible investment. The active ownership and engagement principles describe Varma’s engagement goals, focus areas, methods and reporting.
Varma has signed the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment.