Artesian believes that a proactive approach to ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIETAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) issues provides advantages to our business, investment 

performance, customers and employees.  

 

The benefits include risk mitigation, greater long-term performance & a sustainable & responsible business. The benefits extend into the communities in which we operate, & the world at large.

 

Artesian has a firm wide commitment to continual improvement within its ESG expertise, deeper ESG integration in investment processes and research activities, and broader community engagement

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ESG

ESG integration occurs across Artesian’s investment platform based on the product’s asset class & the investment teams’ specific processes & strategies.

Responsible investing is widely understood as the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of issues that traditionally are not part of financial analysis, yet may have financial relevance:

Environmental

  • Climate change & carbon emissions

  • Energy efficiency 

  • Pollution

  • Natural resources use

  • Waste management

  • Clean energy & tech

  • Biodiversity

Societal

  • Labor relations 

  • Diversity agenda 

  • Employee safety 

  • Product safety 

  • Human rights 

  • Child labor 

  • Working conditions

Governance

  • Board diversity 

  • Auditor independence

  • Corruption and bribery 

  • Anti-money laundering

  • Business ethics 

  • Cartels and price fixing

  • Compensation policies

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We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"

 

Barack Obama

ARTESIAN ESG Policy

As applicable and appropriate, Artesian:

  • Incorporates ESG issues into its investment analysis and decision-making processes;

 

  • Engages on ESG issues with applicable investments it manages;

 

  • Seeks appropriate and applicable disclosure on ESG issues by investments it manages;

 

  • Reports on its ESG activities and progress to investors; and

 

  • Supports the implementation of ESG practices in the investment management industry.

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HOW ARTESIAN MAKES ESG INVESTING A REALITY

HIGH IMPACT

GREEN DEBT FUND

Artesian launched the Artesian 

High Impact Green Debt Fund with a mission to displace the maximum amount of carbon (current and future) while ensuring capital protection and the highest rate of return possible.

 

The  fund's 'dark' green bond allocation addresses the resilience of existing infrastructure, while the venture debt allocation addresses innovation that will circumvent obstacles to the roll out of the green economy.

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CLEAN ENERGY

SEED FUND

Artesian established the Artesian 

Clean Energy Seed Fund in partnership with the CEFC. Australian Ethical and Future Super are additional investors.

The fund matches the investment mandate of the CEFC which has a negative screen on nuclear technology & power, and carbon capture & storage technology.

The fund is mandated to assist in developing a clean energy startup ecosystem in Australia by building support networks of entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators, university programs and angel groups and investors.

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AUSTRALIAN CORP BOND FUND

​Artesian believes that analysing ESG characteristics enhances traditional credit analysis by providing a fuller understanding of the risk profile of each issuer.

 

Our proprietary credit analysis frameworks integrate bottom-up ESG research in order to enable our Portfolio Managers to better assess investment opportunities.

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