NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has recently received the 2019 assessment results from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). UN PRI awarded NN Investment Partners with the top score (A+) for its excellent strategy and governance approach to responsible investing and environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration. These scores reflect the strength of NN IP’s approach to responsible investing (RI). NN IP also received the maximum A+ score and points on all the equity-related modules and for NN IP’s external management selection and monitoring (Altis). NN IP has also further improved its scores on the fixed income modules, reflected by A scores on all three modules.
“We are proud to see that our commitment to responsible investing is again confirmed by the latest PRI assessment. The results reflect how we put our principles into practice by putting capital to work in the real economy, to benefit society at large. The high scores and improved areas are the result of further increased focus within our organisation and the combined efforts of our people to drive this forward. In addition to broadening the integration of ESG factors in the asset classes that we manage, we also advocate for responsible investing in the investment industry in general”.Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Chief Investment Officer at NN IP
“It is great to see that we score A+ on all equity modules. A reflection of our strong efforts to instigate change by engaging with the companies in which we are invested. Examples include our steadfast ongoing drive to further strengthen the way we integrate engagement work in energy-related sectors and our work in collaborative initiatives such as Climate Action 100+. The scores also reflect our E, S and G criteria in our investment processes. Achieving the highest score is not where it stops. In the coming period we will continue to introduce further enhancements to our ESG integration and engagement efforts”.Jeroen Bos, Head of Specialised Equity & Responsible Investing at NN IP
NN Investment Partners has been a signatory to the UN PRI since 2008 and has been active in RI since the late 1990s. NN IP’s active involvement in this initiative demonstrates our ambition towards RI and underlines our shared responsibility to promote the further integration of ESG criteria and corporate governance in investment decisions for the benefit of society as a whole.
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment and is supported by the United Nations. It works to understand the investment implications of ESG factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership practices. The PRI is fully independent and acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, and of the financial markets and economies in which they operate. It ultimately supports the interests of the environment and society as a whole.