Sustainability in the investment process
Achmea believes that it adds value, where possible, to add Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria to the financial analyses used to select individual securities or countries. If performance against these criteria is good, this may have a positive effect on the investment results. Energy-efficient manufacturing, for example, is cheaper and also better for the environment. And companies can avoid high fines for violations if they have a good environmental policy. ESG can also easily be integrated for positive selection.