Multi-year project on commodities investments launched
In collaboration with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment secretariat, the UN Global Compact and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, onValues has started a project aimed at assessing environmental, social and governance issues related to this growing investment field and at developing a series of practical recommendations for responsible investors. The project will look at commodities exposure across different asset classes, including direct investments in commodities futures and indirect exposure through equity and real asset holdings (e.g. forest and agricultural land). In a first phase, leading asset owners, asset managers, commodity traders and producers, governmental organisations and NGOs are being interviewed in view of understanding their approach to commodities investments.