Genus Capital Management is an active asset management firm so we consider risks and opportunities before investing for clients. Environmental, social, and governance factors have risks and opportunities, which we strive to detect and use in our decision making process.
Our research has shown that companies with positive ESG factors have been good investments historically. Due to this research, and our drive to align investments with the best interests for society, we integrate ESG factors into our investment models.
The “deeper green” funds and client accounts managed by Genus Capital Management, including our Fossil Free® suite of funds, go beyond responsible investing and will also have negative screening in order to cut out companies and groups of companies not aligned with client’s values, such as screens on controversial industries, products, or actions.
Some fund and client account portfolios will also have positive screening applied in the investment process with the aim of increasing positive environmental and/or social impact. With positive screening, we may choose to overweight investments with strong ESG factors or ones that have considerable focus on an activity which creates substantial benefit to society.