Environmental, Social and Governance
Eiger Capital (Eiger) believe that sustainability factors materially influence the risk-return profile of its investments. Eiger believes good ESG practices are required for a company’s operations to be sustainable in the long term and is an important driver of investment returns, As such, Eiger believes that ESG considerations are integral to the investment decision process in order to manage investments for the long term.
All companies that Eiger considers for in-depth fundamental research must first pass a qualitative screening process that specifically measures and assesses a company’s governance structure and the environmental and social consequences of its business.
ESG factors are explicitly considered at every stage of Eiger’s investment process and influence investment decisions. For further detail on Eiger’s ESG integration process please refer to Eiger’s ESG Policy.
Company engagement on ESG issues is a key part of Eiger’s investment process. For further detail please refer to Eiger’s ESG Engagement Policy.
Eiger Capital support the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) which promotes standardised frameworks for reporting on financially material climate risks and opportunities. We encourage the companies we invest in, or are considering for investment, to assess and disclose their exposure to climate-related financial risks, adopting where possible the framework set by the TCFD.
In October 2020, Eiger signed up industry super fund HESTA’s 40:40 Vision to increase the proportion of women in senior leadership across Australia’s largest listed companies to at least 40% by 2030. Find out more.
Eiger is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).