Sustainability: The right ESG data for your portfolio and the planet 

The increasing importance of sustainable investing (SI) brings its own challenges, but great opportunities as well. We capture your beliefs and develop solutions and products on this basis that offer you a range of implementation options. 

At Quoniam, sustainability begins in house. We have set ourselves goals for sustainability and our guidelines for sustainable investment are based on them. We are also guided by national and international standards. 

Sustainable Investing committee and team 

Cross-team expertise 

The SI committee reviews and updates our SI strategy and all matters relating to screening, data quality, integration and engagement. It also reviews compliance with our Sustainable Investment Guidelines. 

“Investors with sustainability preferences not only want to achieve alpha, but also want their portfolio to reflect their sustainability related investment objectives. We address this through a portfolio construction process that simultaneously integrates and optimises factor-based alpha forecasts and ESG target values on our investment platform.”
Claudia Röring, Head of Product Management; Member of the SI Committee


The SI committee is supported by experts from the Product Management, Governance & Business Advisory, Portfolio Management, Research, Risk Controlling, Client Relations und Product Communications departments. Together, they form the SI team, which plans and realises the implementation of ESG strategies and regulatory requirements.  

As part of the Union Investment Group, we also work closely with Union Investment’s ESG team in the areas of engagement and proxy voting, and regularly exchange views on the topics of EU regulations, data providers, ESG strategies and sustainability risks. 

History 

Sustainable Investing at Quoniam since 2004 

  • 2023
    • Launch of Quoniam Global Climate Strategy
  • 2021
    • Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative
    • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • 2019
    • Climate Action 100+
    • TCFD
  • 2017
    • LGPS Cost Transparency Code
    • Frankfurt Declaration 
    • QFS SICAV apply ESG investing 
  • 2016

    BVI Code of Conduct Sustainability

  • 2015
    • EFAMA Code for external Governance
    • Montreal Carbon Pledge
    • Global Investor Statement on Climate Change 
  • 2012

    Signing: PRI Principles for Responsible Investment

  • 2008

    UN Global Compact

  • 2005

    First SI mandate fixed income

  • 2004

    First SI mandate equities

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Jorre Willemse

Contact

Jorre Willemse
Head of Client Relations International
T +44 (0) 203 2162 427

 

Further Information
Interview
January 2024
Bonds with benefits: Combining sustainability and return potential in corporate bond portfolios

Can investors in corporate bonds do good and earn an attractive return at the same time? That was what Quoniam experts Dr Desislava Vladimirova and Dr Jieyan Fang-Klinger set out to determine in their recent research paper, Bonds with Benefits: Impact Investing in Corporate Debt, recently published in the Financial Analyst Journal. We spoke to them about their research, what they found and what it means for investors.

Interview
October 2023
Objectively measuring sustainability: “It’s about capturing the true impact of business on the environment and society.”

How can sustainable investing be objectively measured? This question is being asked by an increasing number of institutional investors who want to make their portfolios sustainable. Together with Effectual Capital, Quoniam is implementing a unique investment approach based on the sustainable return developed by Effectual. Andreas Gintschel, Managing Director of Effectual, and Jonathan Clenshaw, CSO & CMO of Quoniam, explain what makes this approach unique.