Responsible Investing lies at the heart of NN Investment Partners’ investment beliefs. We started to manage our first sustainable equity strategy more than 20 years ago, which have been able to show consistent outperformance throughout the full market cycle. It proved resilient during the financial crisis in 2008 and also held up well in the first quarter of 2020, outperforming its traditional counterparts, as the impact of the coronavirus hit markets.
At the core of our investment philosophy is the underlying belief that sustainable companies perform better in the long term. In our view, long-term winning companies are ones that are able to sustainably create value through providing sustainable solutions, exhibiting sustainable behaviour and
possessing a sustainable competitive position. We strongly believe that societal and financial returns can be achieved simultaneously and that both factors reinforce each other.
NN (L) Global Equity Impact Opportunities philosophy demonstrates that societal and financial returns can be achieved simultaneously and that both factors reinforce each other. For us, both types of re-turns are equally important. The best (managed) companies take a holistic view to value creation, including their impact on broader society. And companies that provide valuable solutions for society are more likely to get paid.
We aim to exploit mispriced externalities and invest along the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). By doing so, we are positioned for growth, optimize potential impact, and minimize sensitivity to in-creasing internalization of social and environmental costs.