The PRIME VALUES Ethics Committee bases its discussions and decisions on input from the in-house Ethics Research team. The team analysts are reflective and rely on an established methodology. They have the following tasks:
- Preparation of issuer analyses for the monthly Ethics Committee meetings. In doing so, Ethics Research relies on its own proprietary research and also uses information from other research providers, including ISS ESG.
- Processing of the Ethics Committee’s decisions in the internal database and monitoring of the investment portfolio from an ethical perspective: as a rule, the analysis of each invested security must not be older than three years.
- In consultation with the Ethics Committee, the Ethics Research team are responsible for the further development of the assessment methodology and for the engagement activities of Arete Ethik Invest AG.