Afena Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (UNIPRI) and fully endorses the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA Code).
According to the UNPRI, Responsible Investment is an approach to investment that explicitly acknowledges the relevance to the investor of environmental, social and governance factors, and of the long-term health and stability of the market as a whole. It recognises that the generation of long-term sustainable returns is dependent on stable, well-functioning and well governed social, environmental and economic systems. At Afena Capital, we believe that Responsible Investing enhances the depth and breadth of the investment research process and assists in the consideration of a wider range of risks and opportunities within the universe of companies in which we invest in on behalf of our clients.
We have adopted two approaches as the pillars of our Responsible Investing strategy:
- ESG integration into investment processes in order to help investors make more informed investment decisions
- Being an active shareowner by undertaking voting and engagement activities