PRI Signatories

Anima SGR is the operating company of the ANIMA Group and the leading independent asset management operator in Italy; as such, Anima has the duty to operate in the interests of customers through investments aimed at generating sustainable and long-term value.

We believe that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues linked to issuers can influence the performance of portfolios over time. Therefore, including these aspects in the investment decision process allows to align investors’ interest with the broader objectives of the Company.

In September 2018 Anima SGR became a signatory of the United Nations Responsible Investment Principles (PRI), initiative that is aimed at disseminating and integrating ESG criteria into investment practices. These principles were launched by the United Nations in 2006 with the intention to spread sustainable and responsible investments among institutional investors.

As a PRI signatory Anima SGR undertakes to:
  1. incorporate ESG criteria in the investment process and analysis;
  2. operate as active shareholder, integrating ESG issues into ownership policies and practices;
  3. ask for adequate ESG communication by issuers included in the investment portfolios;
  4. promote the implementation of the Principles within the financial sector;
  5. work with industry operators to improve the implementation’s effectiveness of the Principles;
  6. periodically report on the activities and progresses made by the Company in the implementation of the Principles.

In this context, Anima SGR has developed a Policy on Responsible Investments which defines the company's approach to the issue. 
The policies and procedures adopted by ANIMA SGR are as follows: