Qbera Capital LLP is pleased to announce that it is now a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). The UN PRI is recognized as the leading global network for asset managers, owners and service providers working together to put responsible investment into practice who are committed to integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices and ownership policies.
“We have focused on the integration of ESG considerations into our own activities since day one, as well as helping our clients to improve their practices. Adopting the UN PRI further demonstrates our commitment to our discipline and to our clients” said Ali Shafqat, CEO of Qbera Capital.
According to Amitji Odedra, Director at Qbera Capital, “As a corporate advisory and asset management firm focused on real economy sectors in developing markets, we recognise that we have considerable influence over how our clients address ESG issues. Our approach is to identify companies with stable intrinsic values; hence we regard ESG issues as potential sources of risk to the sustainable profits of businesses. Accordingly, we have made the explicit review of these factors an integral part of our client selection and investment process. Where companies need assistance to improve their practices, we are always keen to support. This is our duty as a responsible corporate citizen. By joining the PRI, we can contribute and learn from a likeminded community, improving everyday”.
About the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
The United Nations-supported PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) is an international network of investors working together to put six principles for responsible investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG) for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision-making and ownership practices. In implementing the principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system. www.unpri.org.