Arpinge, since its foundation, declines sustainability in its three dimensions: economic, environmental, and social. Always attentive to the environmental and social impacts, Arpinge has decided to invest whole assets in the energy transition, more specifically in energy from renewable sources, smart and energy, energy efficiency, in order to promote a neutral development, as set out in the Paris Agreement (2015).
Arpinge intends to pursue and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular:
To fully integrate ESG criteria into its economic – financial analysis, Arpinge has implemented an ad hoc ESG investment policy – see attached ” ESG Policy” – and a careful day-to-day management discipline to verify and monitor the ESG compliance of its sub-holdings and vehicles. This approach is based on the belief that integrating the ESG criteria contributes to the creation of value for society, investors, and the whole community.
Arpinge, from July 2019, was admitted at The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (ItaSIF) (http://finanzasostenibile.it/).
The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum is a not for profit association founded in 2001. Its membership base is multi-stakeholder: its members are financial actors and other organizations interested in the environmental and social impacts of financial activities. Our mission is to promote the awareness and the strategies linked to sustainable investments, with the aim to encourage the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria into financial products and processes.
The Forum is engaged in three major activities: Research, Projects and institutional Relations.
More specifically, it:
- conducts research, organizes working groups and training activities with the aim of enhancing and sharing good practices and contributing to the analysis and dissemination of sustainable investments;
- informs and sensitizes the financial community, the media and citizenship on sustainable finance through communication initiatives and the organization of conferences, seminars and cultural events;
- collaborates and carries out advocacy activities with Italian and European institutions in order to support the implementation of a regulatory framework in favor of sustainable investments.
Arpinge, from january 2020, was admitted to the Principles for Responsible Investment “PRI” (https://www.unpri.org/)
The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a list of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice.
The Principles for Responsible Investment were launched in 2006 by the United Nations and developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. The principles are the following:
Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.