Strategy Characteristics:

September 1, 2019
MSCI World
Position Size
5% Maximum
45 to 65
Active Share
Top 10 Holdings
Market Cap
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Portfolio Management

Ivka Kalus – Founder, CIO, Portfolio Manager

Diversified international investing with strong ESG characteristics

Investment Strategy

The strategy utilizes a sector and region-neutral risk-controlled framework that seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and excess returns relative to the MSCI World Index. A combined quantitative and fundamental approach invests globally in a diversified portfolio of companies dedicated to policies, products and services that mitigate climate change and ecological damage. The strategy will not invest in any companies involved in the extraction, processing or sale of hydrocarbons.

An active investment approach to the low-carbon economy

Increasing global temperatures are expected to severely disrupt natural resource cycles resulting in drastic economic and societal changes. We believe companies that are best positioned for resource-efficiency and/or provide products and services to address a low-carbon economy will offer investment opportunities over the long-term. Supporting our thesis, carbon efficiency has shown a positive relationship with financial performance, especially since 2010.

Carbon-risk is quantitatively incorporated through carbon disclosure data to access policies and business activities that have exposure to the themes below:

Climate Themes

1”Is Being Green Rewarded in the Market?: An Empirical Investigation of Decarbonization and Stock Returns”, 2017

Impact Results Portfolio Benchmark % Better
Board Diversity 35% 23% 57%
Executive Diversity 27% 20% 39%
C Suite Diversity 14% 9% 56%
ESG Disclosure 48 31 55%
ISS Quality 3 5 42%
CDP 7 3 115%
S&P Global Env Rank 76 41 85%
Sustainalytics 18 50 65%
Scope 1 GHG/Sales 25 290 91%
Scope 2 GHG/Sales 19 50 62%
% Unionized 29% 22% 34%

All data as of September 30, 2021 unless otherwise noted.

All investments involve risk, including the possible loss of principal. Promethos Capital is unable to represent, guarantee, or even imply that our services and methods of analysis can or will predict future results, successfully identify market tops or bottoms, or insulate you from losses due to market corrections or declines.
International investing involves additional risks, including social and political instability, economic developments, reduced regulation, market illiquidity, and market volatility, and currency exchange rate fluctuations.
ESG involves additional risks, including lower returns as a result of the foregoing of certain investment opportunities based on certain industries or ESG ratings.
Investors should carefully consider the Strategy’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before making an investment decision. This and other information about the Strategy, including additional risks, are contained in the Prospectus, which can be obtained by contacting us.