In its annual assessment, the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) has awarded Evli the highest grade (A+) in the Responsible Investment Strategy and Governance category. The score obtained from this category is often considered an assessment of the overall approach. This year, the median grade in this category was A.
“Evli has been a PRI signatory since 2010. We are very honoured and pleased to know that our systematic and long-term work in responsible investing is recognised internationally. For us, responsibility is an area of important strategic priority, and responsible investing has been integrated into our entire investment activities,” says Kim Pessala, Head of Institutional Asset Management.
The PRI is the UN’s umbrella organisation for responsible investing, with Evli being a PRI signatory since 2010. Signatory members provide extensive and comprehensive reports annually to the PRI on their practices for responsible investing and the PRI uses these to assess the company's progress in responsible investing and development needs in different areas.
In addition to the Strategy and Governance rating, the assessment covers different types of investments, each of which receives its own grade. Evli also received good grades by investment type in various areas, exceeding the median in, for example, the categories for direct investments in active ownership and in corporate bond investments.
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For more information:
Kim Pessala, Head of Institutional Asset Management, Evli Bank Plc, tel: +358 9 4766 9141 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Outi Helenius, Head of Sustainability, Evli Bank Plc, tel: +358 40 720 6859, email@example.com
Evli's other commitments and investor initiatives:
Evli Bank has been an investor member of the CDP since 2007 and a member of Finsif - Finland’s Sustainable Investment Forum since 2010. Evli is involved in several joint engagement projects, such as the CDP's investor letters, the Climate Action 100+ project and the PRI's joint advocacy efforts towards the oil and gas sector.