Ethius Invest, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, has joined the European network for shareholder engagement SfC – Shareholders for Change in October 2021.
Ethius Invest is an independent asset management company, founded in 2018 and completely dedicated to socially responsible investments.
“Entering the SfC network is a natural step for us: sustainable investing is part of our DNA, as well as the active engagement with companies and relevant stakeholders,” explains Julius van Sambeck, managing director and co-founder of Ethius Invest. ”Since the very beginning of our activity, we engage companies according to a set of environmental, social and governance guidelines. We are confident that SfC will give us the opportunity to further develop our dialogue with corporations but also with proxy advisors and ESG research providers.“
“By welcoming Ethius Invest, SfC confirms its focus on small-medium value-based European investors,” adds Aurélie Baudhuin, president of Shareholders for Change. “In our upcoming winter meeting, that will be held in Paris on 2-3 December, we will officially introduce Ethius to all members and share our projects for the 2022 AGM season.”
About Ethius Invest
Ethius Invest Schweiz GmbH was founded in 2018 as a sustainable and value-oriented asset management company in Lucerne, Switzerland. The company was set up by responsible investors with the aim of driving sustainable change in the financial industry while generating attractive returns for retail and institutional clients in the market.
The Ethius Global Impact mutual fund was launched in March 2021 and has currently ca. €10m AUM. The fund invests in companies belonging to the Global Challenges Index (GCX).