FDC has been implementing a responsible investor policy since as early as 2010. As a first pillar, an exclusion list based on international conventions ratified by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was implemented in 2011. At the same time, FDC decided to pay more attention to sustainable criteria in its public tenders aiming to mandate its asset managers. Since then, FDC's responsible investor policy has continuously evolved and deepened.
The fight against global warming and the energy transition impact the financial sector as a whole. Being aware of the importance of such concerns and complying with its fiduciary duty, FDC exposed its responsible investor policy via a dedicated report published in 2020, its first sustainable investor report. Through this report, FDC has drawn up a transparent inventory and thus publicly confirmed its commitment as a responsible investor.
During 2021 and on the basis of this report, FDC has completed its responsible investor policy by launching a specific indexed sub-fund aligned with the Paris Agreement among other measures. It was also decided to publish the carbon footprint of its portfolio on an annual basis. Furthermore, FDC will publish, on a three-year basis and starting with the data as of 31st December 2023, its transition trajectory in order to assess its compatibility with the Paris Agreement. FDC is thus continuing to enhance its responsible investor policy in a “step-by-step” approach.
This report is thus the first annual report showing FDC’s carbon footprint, while highlighting the key elements of its responsible investor policy in relation to the year 2021. A decline in carbon intensity of approximatively 13%, a significant increase of investments in green bonds and in positive impact equities as well as a growth of assets certified “ESG” or “Environment” are just some of these key elements for the financial year 2021.