Investment exposure to themes such as robotics, AI, and healthcare technology is inherently tied with future-focused and sustainability goals, identifying and addressing global challenges.
ROBO Global was established in 2013 as an index, advisory, and research company focused on disruptive innovation and investment opportunities where we can clearly identify:
- Long-term sustainable growth opportunities that benefit both society and investors
- High-quality companies where we can engage with management teams
- Themes that strongly align with the experience and expertise of our investment research team and Strategic Advisory Board
- Themes that align and comply with our Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Policy
In the creation of the ROBO Global Indices, we have incorporated a strict ESG Policy. The ROBO Global ESG Policy dictates that we observe and aim to exclude companies from our indices that ROBO Global believes do significant harm to environmental and social objectives, including if there is an unacceptable risk that the company contributes to or is responsible for serious human rights violations, severe environmental damage, or other violations of fundamental ethical norms, including the production of weapons that violate fundamental humanitarian principles through their normal use.
In 2017, we became a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) and incorporated these principles into our ESG framework, as summarized below:
Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues from the entities in which we invest.
Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress toward implementing the Principles.