KBC Equity Fund World Responsible Investing aims to achieve the highest possible return by investing primarily in a worldwide selection of shares. Investments may come from any region, sector or theme. The fund pursues responsible investing objectives based on a dualistic approach: a negative screening and a positive selection methodology.
The negative screening entails that the fund may not invest in assets of companies that are excluded based on exclusion criteria (including tobacco, gambling activities and weapons). The positive selection methodology is a combination of portfolio targets and supporting sustainable development. Portfolio targets are based on a reduction in carbon intensity and an improvement in ESG characteristics versus its benchmark. Sustainable development is supported by investing in companies that contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. KBC Equity Fund World Responsible Investing is actively managed with reference to the following benchmark: MSCI All Countries World - Net Return Index