True value companies are sustainable companies
We have refined our philosophy over the years. Starting with active management, we have carved out what we call focused value management – the very essence of what we stand for. Focused refers to investing in no more companies than we can keep track of, and only in those we most fervently believe in. Value management means that we are highly selective. We buy only companies that are financially stable, have good dividend potential and a sustainable business model.
Value companies, as we call our holdings, know that compliance with international conventions on human rights, the environment, labour law and corporate governance is the only option. Not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because an ambitious approach to sustainability also makes them more competitive as the world gets hotter and customers become increasingly aware.
Good companies work hard to help make the world a better place. Carnegie Fonder shall be a good company by investing in good companies. At present, we manage 16 funds with a total of 343 holdings. That is 343 companies that are already good – but like Carnegie Fonder and every other company, they can always get even better.
This is an ongoing process of improvement and we are convinced that our tradition of in-house research and focus on value companies is fertile ground for growing our contribution to a more sustainable world.
Hans Hedström, CEO