Sycomore adds “human capital” factor to SRI research

Human capitalFrench asset manager, Sycomore, has put human capital at the forefront of a socially responsible investment (SRI) fund, saying this is a key element in the creation of sustainable value. Cyril Charlot, founding partner and manager of the Sycomore [email protected] fund, says professional fulfillment has three dimensions to it and they are the hallmarks of sustainable performance. These are the quality of working life, motivation and empowerment. The investment team will include field surveys to help assess employee satisfaction levels as part of their research. Christine Kolb, founding partner and head of business development, says: “We live in a world which puts innovation at the heart of company performance, and we are repositioning human capital as a key element in the creation of sustainable value.” Sycomore has four open-ended funds in its SRI product range, which have a combined assets under management of €600 million. ©2015 funds europe

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