Responsible Investments

Investing for profit and purpose

We believe that responsible investment practices can have significant contribution to the development of a more sustainable financial system that benefits the wider community.

PRI Reporting

Singapore Stewardship Principles (SSP) for Responsible Investors

In 2018, UOBAM became a supporter of the Singapore Stewardship Principles (SSP) for Responsible Investors, a set of principles intended to encourage investors to voluntarily pursue the spirit of stewardship and good governance. Since then, UOBAM has stepped up its responsible investing efforts by incorporating ESG considerations into the investment process for Asia ex-Japan Equities and Asia Fixed Income.

United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

UOBAM also became an official signatory of the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in early 2020, a testament to UOB’s commitment to responsible investing and to developing sustainable investment solutions for customers.

The UN-supported PRI is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice.

  1. Incorporate ESG issues into its investment analysis and decision-making processes;
  2. Be active owners and incorporate ESG considerations into its ownership policies and practices;
  3. Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which it invests;
  4. Promote the acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry;
  5. Work to enhance its effectiveness in implementing the Principles; and
  6. Report on the activities and progress of its investment firms towards implementing the Principles.

 

Responsible investment practices are part of our fiduciary duty to our clients and we believe that the integration of ESG considerations into our investment processes is important not only from a risk management perspective but also key to ensuring long-term returns.

Stewardship Policy

Active ownership consists of company engagement and proxy voting activities. These activities form a key component of our responsible investment approach and fulfils UOBAM’s fiduciary duty as an investment manager to act in the best long-term interests of our clients.

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Staff Education

Q4 2020
Robeco Essentials Online Modules
  • Sustainable Investing
  • The Essentials of SDG Investing
Sustainability Training for UOB Asset Management
  • Driving Sustainability Impact at UOBAM
  • Navigating Engagement and Regulatory Expectations
  • Navigating Change: Sustainability in a Changing & COVID-19 World
  • Understanding Sustainability Reporting

We also have in place a series of internal staff education plans that consist of webinars and staff-led Sustainability education workshops to improve Sustainability awareness and knowledge on key Sustainability issues relevant to UOBAM.

Investment Solutions

Fund Name(Asset Class)
Launch Date
Highlights
United Sustainable Credit Income Fund
(Fixed Income)
April 2020
United Equity Sustainable Global Fund
(Equity)
August 2020
  • UOBAMTH with Robeco as Sub-Manager
  • Capitalising on UOBAMTH being one of the first local Thai Asset Managers to become a PRI Signatory