In a press release distributed on April 5, 2022 Symbiotics reported that it “has been selected by Pensioenfonds Detailhandel, the pension fund for the Dutch retail sector, to manage a EUR 100 million mandate investing in emerging markets private debt.
The portfolio will invest in small and medium enterprises and through microfinance in themes such as climate and energy, education and healthcare. Generating positive impact is fully integrated into the investment process. The mandate will focus predominantly on contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. It will target, in line with the focus of the investment policy of Pensioenfonds Detailhandel, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), and will seek for investment opportunities to contribute to SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and SDG 13 (Climate action). The fund will also be compliant with article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation(SFDR).”
You may read the press release on the news page of the Symbiotics internet site.