ATRAM’s fund offering aims to empower social enterprises

Asset management firm ATRAM Group has forged partnerships with UNICEF and Good Food Community, an organization that promotes ethical and ecological farming, to enable social enterprises grow their businesses.

“At ATRAM, we are fully appreciative of the privileged position we have in influencing how companies can do better,” said Phillip Hagedorn, president of ATRAM Trust Corp. and CEO of Asset and Wealth Management. “Not just growing earnings and the business, but in making lives better for everyone.” 

ATRAM Group developed the ATRAM Philippine Sustainable Development and Growth Fund in 2021. The fund, under its corporate social responsibility program, is the first of its kind in the Philippine market and features a portfolio of firms that are selected based on ATRAM’s proprietary SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) scoring methodology, which measures the sustainability and social responsibility of companies in their business models.

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“We are not only looking at sustainability from an investment theme but also looking at integrating it into our business practices,” adds Hagedorn. 

Since its inception, the ATRAM Philippine Sustainable Development and Growth Fund has outperformed the PSEi by 9.57% as of Dec. 31, 2022, addressing the desires of socially responsible investors to combine a positive financial return with an equally positive contribution to the environment and society.

This year, the group also aims to publish the first ATRAM Philippine Sustainability Report to highlight the efforts of local companies toward the support and integration of the UNSDGs into their businesses. Other things to look forward to are more Global Feeder Funds that put sustainability front and center. 

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