With the support of Global Sustain, Alpha Asset Management A.E.D.A.K. has joined the United Nations Global Initiative PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative) in the “Investment Manager” category, the leading network to promote responsible investment.

Global Sustain, the first member of the PRI in Greece since 2014, has implemented the ESG/ SRI Benchmark Report by analyzing capital management companies and how they have incorporated into their ESG Factors investment, environmental, social and governance policies. For comprehensive and effective management briefing, Global Sustain conducted internal training where the most important points of the survey were presented and the participants were informed of the PRI initiative, the tools, the benefits and the obligations.

Mr. Kimon Volikas, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Asset Management, quoted: “By participating in the PRI Global Initiative, we promote the six Principles for Responsible Investments and we contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Objectives. Our commitment is to strengthen our investment and decisions making process by utilizing a range of environmental and social factors as well as best corporate governance practices. Responsible investment is the foundation for effectively managing the challenges faced by the global investment community, as well as achieving long-term value and social benefits.”

Mr. Michael Spanos, CEO of Global Sustain, quoted: “In a country in need of a more sustainable and competitive economy, it is especially important that Asset Management companies and institutional investors fit into such global initiatives. It is a great pleasure that more and more companies and businesses invest in sustainable growth and corporate responsibility.”

The PRI has more than 2,300 members, integrating their investment decisions into environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG) as part of their strategy. This initiative supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2015.

More information: www.unpri.org