Arabesque Asset Management Ltd
Arabesque’s mission is to make sustainable investing economically attractive and available to all investors.
The business was developed in 2011 by Barclays Bank PLC. In 2013 its senior management bought out all rights and intellectual property from Barclays and established Arabesque as an independent firm.
From inception to the present, Arabesque has been built in cooperation with leading professors from universities including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, the Fraunhofer Society, and Maastricht. In March 2015 it coauthored a groundbreaking metastudy with Oxford University demonstrating the economic relevance of sustainability/ESG factors on corporate performance and investment management (link).
Arabesque offers sophisticated portfolio management technology combining the values of the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles for Responsible Investments, and balance sheet and business-activity screening. It utilizes extra-financial information on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues to drive out-performance and reduce portfolio risks.