NN Investment Partners (NN IP) ensures that investment decisions are based on the best available information on carbon, waste and water by partnering with the leading service provider in the market, South Pole Group. This pioneering step allows NN IP to gain accurate insights across all asset classes into the emissions intensity of companies and to meet the most detailed information requirements posed by clients.
Climate change and an overexploitation of natural resources are likely to have an impact on companies around the world. Companies that are able to use resources efficiently are less likely to experience negative shocks due to resource scarcity, and are more likely to outperform inefficient peers in the event of new government legislation. By tailoring South Pole Group's portfolio screening tool to NN IP's specific requirements, NN IP is now better able to identify these companies and related risks and opportunities.
Jeroen Bos, Head of Equity Specialties at NN Investment Partners, commented: “We have a fiduciary duty towards our clients to invest in our client's best interests. Sound investment decisions start with having the right information. The solution provided by South Pole Group provides an important add-on to the other ESG information on companies and countries that we have from other partners, brokers and proprietary internal research. Moreover, this tool allows us to further enhance the quality of our investment decisions as it provides wide-spread coverage of companies on Scope 1, 2 and 3* emissions as well as other environmental data such as water and waste."