We are a responsible investor and owner, and we address factors related to the environment, society, and good corporate governance when making investment decisions and when managing portfolio companies, portfolio funds and assets. Finnish Industry Investment’s Board of Directors has ratified our responsible investment principles:
Responsibility in investment activities
A responsible investor actively and constructively influences issues regarded as relevant and acts in concert with stakeholders. Our primary target is to promote changes that foster corporate responsibility through discussion and encouragement, if any needs for improvement are observed. In the best case, by contributing experience an investor can assist in bringing about a change in ways of operating.
We apply responsible investment principles in all our investment activities:
- directly in portfolio companies
- investments in liquid assets
Our perspectives of responsible investment are as much about identifying new investment opportunities as managing risks. Responsibility in investment activities is a part of the investment and decision-making process, and an element of good corporate governance. FII adheres to the principles of responsible investment also in managing the assets of Finnish institutions, with the aim of maximizing economic benefit.
We monitor developments and practices in the corporate responsibility of portfolio companies through board work and other channels of interaction. Opportunities for influencing different fields vary greatly from company to company, as the emphasis on each aspect differs between sectors and geographical areas.