SESFIKILE ESG POLICY

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

We at Sesfikile Capital take our fiduciary duty to our client investors seriously and act in the sole interest of our clients. We recognise that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors play an important role in assessing the long-term sustainability of investments. Accordingly, we believe that the integration of ESG factors into our investment process is a crucial step and will ultimately lead to increased value and lower risk for client portfolios.

Sesfikile Capital is a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI); an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices. The six principles are as follows:

  • null
    We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • null
    We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • null
    We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • null
    We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • null
    We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • null
    We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

In addition, Sesfikile Capital supports the South African Code for Responsible Investing (CRISA). Sesfikile Capital supports the principles set out in CRISA, which stresses the importance of integrating sustainability issues, including ESG into long term investment strategies and gives guidance on how the institutional investor should execute investment analysis and investment activities and exercise rights so as to promote sound governance.

We have integrated ESG factors into our investment processes, stewardship practices and into the management of our own company in a manner that is consistent with our investment strategy, the interests of our clients and stakeholders and the principles set out in CRISA and UNPRI.

This information is available upon request. Sesfikile Capital is open to any discussion on our policies, processes or voting records.