Membership and guiding Principles (active Ownership-Engagement)
RAM AI actively supports, through membership or being a signatory of, the following organisations, principles and initiatives:
- Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
- Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
- Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)
- Geneva Sustainable Finance (GSF)
- UN Global Compact
- Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
- Climate Action 100+
- Climate Neutral Now Pledge
- Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
- Access to Medicine
RAM AI is committed to active ownership. We see it as an integral part of our responsible investment policy and in line with our goal to be a responsible active investment manager. RAM AI advocates sustainable corporate practices and proper corporate governance, which is essential for long-term shareholder value creation. We have set up our proxy voting platform with Broadridge in order to automate our process as much as possible. Our Voting activity report is available herein or refers to the regulatory information section of the website.
RAM AI's engagement focuses on companies that severely and structurally breach principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The engagement may result in excluding a company from the investment universe of RAM AI or its clients. We believe that a constructive dialogue with the companies in which we and our clients invest is more eﬀective than excluding companies from our investment universe.
Recognising the value of different forms of engagement, RAM AI independently carries out individual engagements as well as collaborative engagements with other investors or institutions.
For instance, we believe that the best way to promote improved market practices is through active membership in collaborative platforms such as The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Access to Medicine Foundation, Climate Action 100+. For each of these platforms, RAM AI identifies and prioritises its collaborative engagement activities within these memberships. Whilst RAM AI might use such platforms for collaborative engagement, RAM AI will not outsource its engagement responsibilities to third parties.
Our portfolio holdings (and more broadly our investment universe) are screened on 1) validation of a breach of tour principles, 2) the severity of the breach and 3) the degree to which management can be held accountable for the issue. Engagements typically run over a three years period, during which we have regular contact with company representatives. When more than half of the engagement objectives have been achieved, we can close an engagement successfully. Whether we close an engagement case successfully or unsuccessfully, we share this information with the company.
More information is available in the Regulatory Information Section of the website.
As financial market operator, RAM Active Investments (Europe) SA, is required to publish its sustainability policy following the REGULATION 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector. This policy is available here.