We believe that Sustainability is very important
The acronym ESG stands for Environmental, Social & Governance. It means that factors such as energy, climate influence, reuse of resources, health, safety and good corporate governance are taken into account in the selection and management of portfolio companies.ESG
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
In 2017, Value Square signed up to United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment as part of our commitment to responsible investing.
We are delighted to share our Assessment Report from UNPRI for 2019 where we have scored A+ and A bands for all modules. For engagement for instance, Value Square was assessed in A+ band for individual and collaborative engagement, implying we were in top 20% of all investment managers and in top 5% of peers of our size! This corroborates our efforts towards ESG incorporation and Active ownership. We will continue to enhance our ESG efforts in coming years.UN PRI
Value Square is CO2 neutral
Our partner CO2logic is a consultant in CO2 neutrality. Through the certified climate project "Saving Trees in Uganda" we have compensated 12 tons of CO2 for the financial year 2017. We have achieved CO2 neutrality with this CO2-NEUTRAL certificate in accordance with PAS2060, the international standard for CO2 neutrality that guarantees credible climate action.
Since the start of the project "Saving Trees in Uganda" more than 480,000 efficient cooking ovens have reached the households in Uganda. The aim of this climate project is threefold: saving trees, reducing forest degradation and ensuring better living conditions for the local population by reducing harmful air pollutants in their household (Saving Trees, 2018; CO2logic, 2018)
CO2 neutrality and the "CO2 Neutral" label are assessed and validated by Vinçotte, an independent international certifying body.
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