Prescient - Sustainable Investing

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Who We Are: Sustainable Investing

We have adopted a holistic and integrative approach to sustainable investing, embedding ESG considerations into our corporate activities, product development and security selection and portfolio construction processes.

Prescient Investment Management is one of the country’s largest black-empowered asset managers and has been managing money for over 21 years. During this time, our primary investment aim has been to give our customers the certainty of knowing that their capital will be preserved. We do this by consistently managing relative and absolute downside investment risk, with the ultimate aim of achieving superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients. 

We recognise how important it is to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into consideration.

To achieve these sustainable returns, we recognise how important it is to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into consideration. We also understand that as a guardian of clients’ savings we have the responsibility of ensuring the capital we invest is put to work in contributing to the greater good of the economy, environment and broader society. This commitment is reflected in our corporate philosophy, which embraces the mutually reinforcing values of commercial success and long-term sustainability.

2020 Sustainable Business Award Certificate

Responsible Investing

Prescient Investment Management is a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI) and pledged to the Codes of Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA).

UNPRI Assessment Report

Engagement Policy

Prescient Investment Management's engagement policy stipulates the firm's approach and guiding principles to engaging with investees and stakeholders on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.  These principles apply across the various asset classes and the geographical investment universes with the purpose of ensuring the effective implementation of the firms' Responsible Investing Policy mandate. 

Engagement Policy

ESG Policy

Prescient Investment Management's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy stipulates the firm's approach and guiding principles to addressing ESG related matters within its investment and corporate activities.  These principles apply across the various asset classes and the geographical investment universes with the purpose of ensuring the effective implementation of the firms' Responsible Investing Policy mandate. 

ESG Policy

Proxy Voting

The Prescient Investment Management (Pty) Ltd (“Prescient”) Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Policy stipulates the firm’s approach to developing and upholding good corporate governance principles and business practices on voting on various resolutions on behalf of our clients in a responsible and sustainable manner. 

Proxy Voting Policy

CRISA Statement

The Prescient Investment Management (Pty) Ltd (“Prescient”)  Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) statement outlines how we as a company incorporate the CRISA principles into our investment process.

CRISA Statement

ESG Committee: