Earlier this week, we convened the last Investment Committee of 2017. The general risk appetite of the team has not changed vis-à-vis the previous month (from 78.85 percent to 79 percent on our 0 – 100 percent scale). The team continues to see the future optimistically, with a resulting “risk on” stance.
Wikipedia defines logistics as an economic sector that “is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items such as food, materials, animals, equipment, and liquids; as well as abstract items, such as time and information. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security.”
The Erste AM Investment Board gives a structured form to the ongoing and responsive dialogue with and among sustainability research agencies. The Board offers the chance to integrate in-house and external research. It also discusses rating details, the ESG’s assessment of the IPOs of new issuers and sustainability issues in general.
In 2016, Deutsche Post DHL Group introduced its own electric car, the so-called StreetScooter. The company recently decided to double its capacities for the production of electric cars from 10.000 to 20.000 until 2018 . This is due to strong demand. Jörg Salomon, Vice President in the business unit of E-Mobility of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is giving us insight into the reasons that have led his company to build its own electric car, and into its future plans.
The Company of the Month is selected due to recent developments and in connection with the topic ”Logitics”. The Erste AM Responsible Investments team analyses the strenghts and weaknesses of the selected company in terms of ESG
Engagement is of great importance for Erste AM’s sustainable investment approach. It combines own initiatives with collaboration on a national and international level. The structured engagement process is based on the “EAM Engagement Guideline” which determines issues, approach and procedures.
The market volume of the logistics sector in Europe amounted to about EUR 1.05bn in 2016. For more interesting facts, read this blog entry.
Due to technical innovation the pressure on the logistics sector will increase further in the coming years.
2017 is drawing to an end, and the bottom line is positive. The outcome is significantly better than we had expected. Since the financial crisis in 2008, the global economy has never expanded more quickly and especially concertedly than in 2017. Also, inflation has surprised on the downside, falling short yet again of the expectations held by central banks and analysts.
Certainly, the National Congress of the Communist Party of China held every five years in Beijing is an important political event, but this year’s Party Congress was a milestone. It marked that a new era has begun in China. President Xi Jinping cemented his power further as China’s paramount leader, a leader, who might rule the country on the coming decade, a leader, who has high ambitions.