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Going for green alpha in emerging markets

Going for green alpha in emerging markets

26-09-2017 | Insight
A growing number of investors is looking for a sustainable equity investment in emerging markets. Although that may sound like a contradiction in terms, or at least a challenge, it is possible to invest in emerging markets with a level of sustainability that goes far beyond the usual approaches and with exposure to enhanced, proven factors.
  • Wilma de Groot, PhD
    Wilma
    de Groot, PhD
    CFA, Executive Director, Head of Core Quant Equities
  • Tim Dröge
    Tim
    Dröge
    Director, Portfolio Manager

What does this mean concretely? An active, quantitative emerging markets investment that is 20% more sustainable than the benchmark, has a 20% lower footprint for water use, CO2 emissions, waste and energy use and that uses an extensive values-based exclusion list, excluding companies from industries such as coal, tobacco, gambling and fire arms production, to name a few.

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