Our Charter established the foundation for how we invest and how we’ve always invested. It guides us in seeking out investments to support, and those to avoid.
We seek out investments which provide for and support...
We avoid any investment which is considered to unnecessarily...
pollute land, air or water
destroy or waste non-recurring resources
extract, create, produce, manufacture, or market materials, products, goods or services which have a harmful effect on humans, non-human animals or the environment
market, promote or advertise, products or services in a misleading or deceitful manner
create markets by the promotion or advertising of unwanted products or services
acquire land or commodities primarily for the purpose of speculative gain
create, encourage or perpetuate militarism or engage in the manufacture of armaments
entice people into financial over-commitment
exploit people through the payment of low wages or the provision of poor working conditions
discriminate by way of race, religion or sex in employment, marketing, or advertising practices
contribute to the inhibition of human rights generally