Responsible Investment

Horizon Capital AG is committed to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance criteria in its investment process as we believe they are the key values over the long-term.

Horizon Capital AG is a registered signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

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Our ESG policy

Our Guiding Principles :
Use trade as a force for good

  • International trade is powerful engine for inclusive economic growth, poverty reduction, food security and sustainable development
  • The Asian Development Bank estimated a $1.5 trillion global trade finance gap
  • At Horizon Capital, we help bridging the gap between lenders and borrowers in the natural resources industry
  • SMEs account for 50% of employment worldwide
  • Access to finance remains a major obstacle for SMEs

Exclusion Policy

We do not finance companies involved in :

  • Precious metals
  • Armament (conventional and controversial weapons)
  • Gambling activities
  • Facing severe and structural controversies
  • Not compliant with UN Global Compact

1. Human Rights

Businesses should:

  1. Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

2. Labor Standards

Businesses should uphold:

  1. The freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  2. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  3. The effective abolition of child labour
  4. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

3. Environment

Businesses should:

  1. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  2. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  3. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

4. Anti-corruption

  1. Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery

ESG Analysis and Integration

  • PRI Signatory
  • Conduct ESG due diligence on counterparts
  • Perform ESG analysis on commodities
  • Apply Negative/Positive ESG screening
  • Integrate ESG summary in investment memorandum
  • Carry-out on-going ESG monitoring

ESG Committee

  • Quarterly meetings
  • Senior representation from across the organization
  • Define strategy and objectives
  • Review policies and engagements
  • Promote ESG internally & externally

Dialogue & Stewardship

  • Engage with management
  • Foster more responsible behaviour and best practices
  • Encourage greater transparency
  • Participate to collaborative actions