As part of its employer responsibility, Ress Capital shall ensure a good organisational and social work environment and a safe and secure workplace. Processes shall also be created to stimulate our employees’ ideas and initiatives. Ress Capital also promotes equality and diversity at the workplace. The company supports and encourages its employees’ civic participation. Emphasis shall be placed on promoting the employees’ health and wellbeing.
Ress Capital has adopted a remuneration policy with the purpose of counteracting a risk-taking that is incompatible with the risk profile, fund rules, articles of association or corresponding regulations. The remuneration policy shall promote effective risk management, which includes the management of sustainability risks.
The remuneration policy shall also be consistent with the business strategy, objectives, values and long-term interests of the Company and the managed alternative investment funds or investors in the alternative investment funds, as well as a list of measures to be taken to avoid conflicts of interest.
Ress Life Investments have no active ownership through voting of shares or engagement with companies on ESG matters. Ress Life Investments does not invest in equities, such as company shares, or debt issued by companies. The fund invests in US life insurance policies, and for cash management purposes in US Treasury bills.
However, based on our sustainability analysis, we get a well-founded basis for discussion, which gives us the opportunity to influence stakeholders and cooperation partners to develop their sustainability profile in the right direction. This is a long-term process, seeking to influence behavior and increase disclosure.
INITIATIVES AND COOPERATION
We have signed the UN’s principles for responsible investment, UNPRI, and with that, we commit to integrating the six principles that the UN has decided on and reporting the results annually.
UNPRI’S PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
As an essential part of our commitment to sustainability, Ress Capital has signed the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI). More information about UNPRI’s six principles can be found on the organization’s website. The principles briefly state the following:
- We will incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
- We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
- We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Community engagement and charity
Community engagement is important to us. We are proud to take an active role in creating social value in the communities we live and work in. As part of our community involvement, we continuously work to support charities and fundraisers for charitable causes.
Ress capital supports Barncancerfonden (The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund), Mattecentrum (Math Centre), Mentor Sverige (Mentor Sweden), UNICEF Ukraina (UNICEF Ukraine), Bröstcancerförbundet (The Swedish Breast Cancer Association), Alzheimerfonden (The Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation), Stockholms Stadsmission (Stockholm City Mission), Prostatacancerförbundet (Swedish Prostate Cancer Association), Frälsningsarmén (The Salvation Army) and Världsnaturfonden WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature).