Long-term investing: Kempen launches sustainable investment fund
Kempen will select the target investment companies on the basis of quality. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria will form an integral part of the quality review. Besides the added value for shareholders in the long term, the impact of investments on society is factored in as well.
Richard Klijnstra, Head of the Kempen European Sustainable Value Creation Fund N.V., explained the method of operation: ‘The purpose of this fund is to achieve attractive long-term returns for our clients as engaged shareholders, by investing in high-quality companies who show a real commitment to sustainability and demonstrate structural growth.’
Stewardship and a long-term focus ‘Stewardship for the long term is a theme that has been paramount in our strategies for many years. This is reflected in our funds, including the Kempen (Lux) European Sustainable Small-Cap Fund and Kempen Oranje Participaties N.V., who this year celebrate their 15th and 25th anniversary respectively. In all of our funds, we successfully focus on long-term shareholder engagement,’ as Lars Dijkstra, Chief Investment Officer, explained the latest development.
‘As initiator of Shiftto.org, a news platform about long-term investing, and as a member of FCLT Global*, we, at Kempen, contribute to long-term shareholder engagement. The development of our most recent fund is, therefore, a logical next step,’ according to Dijkstra. ‘Kempen will continue to develop activities in the area of stewardship and long-term investing, first and foremost for institutional parties.’
The Kempen European Sustainable Value Creation Fund N.V. was developed in close conjunction with institutional clients of Kempen. It is currently also available to other investors in the Netherlands.
* Focusing Capital on the Long Term Global is a not-for-profit organization that develops practical tools and strategies to support institutional investors and the management of businesses in creating long-term value.
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