Huber, Reuss & Kollegen has been acting in a forward-looking, sustainable, environmentally and socially conscious way for many years. This starts with our paper usage and ends with the private purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles. The claim to act as sustainably as possible is also part of our investment process. In 2019 Huber, Reuss & Kollegen signed the “Principles for Responsible Investment” (PRI) established by the United Nations. In doing so, we publicly acknowledge our responsibility to actively advocate environmental and social issues as well as issues of good corporate governance (ESG). In order to professionally reflect relevant sustainability criteria in the investment process, Huber, Reuss & Kollegen has, for the past two years, been using the ESG ratings of the world's leading research database, MSCI. We are also consistently expanding our expertise in ESG and sustainability within HRK. Last year, for example, an employee from the investment team successfully passed the DVFA exam for CESGA (ESG analyst) and more colleagues will follow this year.
We are currently introducing the HRK digital customer portal. We want to raise the topic of sustainability to the level of our customer relationships. One of our goals is to work together with our clients to significantly reduce the volume of paper we use each year and thus make a joint contribution to a more sustainable world.