As part of our investment activities, Kempen has spent many years actively encouraging the companies we invest in to focus on creating long-term value for all of their stakeholders – not just shareholders. We call this the Real Active. The ongoing pandemic has put our concept of ‘the Real Active’ to the test. It has seen Kempen ask firms to cancel dividends and collaborate on important issues such as access to medicine and protecting labour standards in the clothing industry. As long-term shareholders, we believe that a cautious approach in the short term can lead to the creation of even more shareholder value in the long term.
28/10/2020 - Photo: Hans Stegeman, Chief Investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management
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