Environmental, Social and Governance
Eiger Capital (Eiger) believe that sustainability factors materially influence the risk-return profile of its investments. As such, Eiger believes that ESG considerations are integral to the investment decision process in order to manage investments for the long term. ESG is explicitly considered and assessed as part of the investment decision-making process.
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.
Eiger’s investment focus is not confined to the short term financial performance of a company. Eiger believes, over the long term, a company’s operations are unsustainable if they cause irreparable damage to the environment, workplace or end consumers, and will not knowingly invest in such companies.
ESG factors are 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.
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).