Extraordinary events like the pandemic have always had a major influence on our everyday lives, accelerating existing processes and rapidly leading to structural, long-term changes in our social, economic and financial systems.
In particular, the industrial shock we are currently witnessing is leading towards a global scenario defined by the relentless digitalisation of the economy and services, the deceleration of globalisation processes associated with components and end products, and an increased awareness of the fact that our actions have significant impacts on the environment, society and future generations, underlining the importance of respecting ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) aspects.
The thinking behind New Era ESG, the equity fund of Kairos International Sicav, is linked to the potential of three key themes – connected by a common denominator identified through technological research – that will drive product investment decisions.
Within the three main topics identified – Health and Wellness, Environment and Data Society – KIS New Era ESG aims to identify the best performing and most innovative societies able to set the benchmark for the next decade.
These companies share a common philosophy based on the focus on Intellectual Property, the observation of the infinitesimal at individual atom and bit level, and an innate approach inspired by nature. In fact, the Kairos Group sees the union of technology and biology as one of the most significant factors in resolving the economic, human and environmental challenges of this “New Era”.
With an active management style that combines bottom-up and top-down topic/sector analysis and a long-only strategy, KIS New Era ESG aims to achieve medium- to long-term capital appreciation while incorporating ESG criteria. Rigorously analysed and implemented stock-picking activities and the meticulous qualitative analysis of each issuer are the key performance drivers of the management team which, boasting many years of experience on the stock market both in terms of management expertise and analysis techniques, is able to generate and intercept the best investment opportunities on the market.
Investors who choose this Fund don’t only wish to seize the structural transformation towards a New Era accelerated by the pandemic, but also to capitalise on their own resources in a responsible way.
When selecting securities, Kairos applies the three ESG filters of Sustainalytics, a research provider that, by identifying the most responsible businesses from those selected, enables value creation promoting sustainability criteria. This filters out businesses or entire sectors (such as the arms, tobacco and fossil fuel industries) that do not meet this criteria.
Moreover, thanks to the very essence of the decisions behind its investment criteria, KIS New Era ESG is a naturally sustainable product, offering a concrete response for clients with a predilection for ESG topics whose investment requirements are centred on environmental sustainability, respect for society, and the responsible governance of the businesses in which they choose to invest.
The Kairos Group is a signatory of the PRI, the United Nations initiative which contributes to developing a more sustainable global financial system.
‘ensign’ is the iconic emblem of the responsible commitment of Kairos towards a better world and its conviction that sustainable development is the business model of the future which must be implemented now.
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