At the KNFH Group, we recognize the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in the business world. We understand that these factors can influence risk and return, and as a result, we integrate them into our fundamental business and investment analysis. ESG considerations are fully integrated into our decision-making process and are a key element of our research.
We believe that a holistic approach to evaluating risk and opportunity is essential for a comprehensive understanding of both risk and potential return. To this end, we are committed to sustainable and responsible investing and believe that the inclusion of ESG issues is crucial for a well-rounded assessment of potential investments. We strive to make informed, ethical decisions that align with our values. By considering ESG factors in our decision-making process, we aim to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Environmental – Unsustainable or controversial environmental policies may lead to financial penalties, compromised reputation, competitive disadvantage, and negative implications for growth.
Social – Poor labor practices or human rights violations may put companies or countries at risk of unrest or upheaval, impairing economic progress.
Governance – Insufficient governance may promote an environment that ignores investor rights and interests while enabling fraud or corruption, limiting investment returns and exacerbating risks.
KNFH recognize that relevant and material ESG issues can profoundly influence investment and operational performance. Consistent with both objectives, our process includes a cohesive assessment of dynamics that support responsible and sustainable investment and operational practices.
KNH Business Ethics and Compliance Framework
At the core of this framework is a strong governance and risk compliance framework. This framework is supported by procedures and systems to ensure that we apply high levels of personal and professional integrity. With the support of our risk and compliance function, we have put in place policies and procedures including a code of conduct and an assessment of potential clients, identification and monitoring of our clients as well as ongoing training throughout our company to ensure the highest standards of compliance are embedded across our operations.
KNFH will not enter into, or maintain relationships with individuals or organizations engaged in, or suspected of having engaged in, illegal or activities, which go against our code of ethics. New clients are accepted in accordance with applicable laws, rules and standards on money laundering and terrorist financing, and international sanctions but in accordance with our risk appetite policy. We do not accept clients activities involving money laundering, corruption or bribery, child labor, and forced labor.
People and Culture
At KNFH, fostering openness, sustainability, and respect is at the core of our strategic objectives. We value diversity and strive to work as one team. We invest in our people and their work environment by creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and providing ongoing professional and personal development opportunities.
We are committed to creating a workplace where there is mutual trust and respect, and where every person feels responsible for the performance and reputation of our company. We respect one another and recognize the value of diversity in the workplace, and we strive to recruit, employ, and promote people based on objective criteria and the qualifications and abilities needed for the job.
We are dedicated to promoting integrity and professionalism throughout KNFH and leading by example. We consider ourselves to be personable and approachable, and we hold these values as key when putting our core values into action. We engage with our people to ensure that our core values are reflected in our actions, and we provide information and consultation to assist them in realizing their full potential. By embracing these values, we aim to create a positive and supportive work environment that promotes success and growth.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We encourage our people to give back to their local communities, whether it is time, effort or a financial contribution. Our key focus areas are the community, health, education and the environment. It’s important that we play our part to build a better world for current and future generations.