NS Partners believes that ESG factors play a material role in determining risk and return of securities and that all else being equal, over time companies with better or improving ESG practices will outperform those with poorer or deteriorating ESG practices.
By ensuring that financially material ESG factors and their trajectory over time are captured in the investment process our approach to responsible investing aligns with our duty to seek the best returns for our clients.
NS Partners believes that commitment to responsible investment cannot be fulfilled by analysis alone, we believe engagement with the companies we invest in is crucial to deepening our understanding and driving improvements on environmental, social and governance factors.
We aim to be active owners of shares, entering into a constructive dialogue with our companies to bring about change where we feel it is needed.
United Nations - backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)
In February 2016, we became a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) initiative, focusing on incorporating ESG factors into stock investment criteria.
Climate Action 100+
Climate Action 100+ is an investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. NS Partners joined the collaborative engagement with Lockheed Martin in December 2020 and have been engaging with the company regularly on topics such as Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure reporting and scope 3 emissions.
The Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The TCFD’s mission is to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies to use when providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders. NS Partners became a TCFD supporter in September 2022.