ESG+C® Factsheet - Q1 2024


The integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process has become commonplace, but a critical and missing component is corporate culture. While there is strong evidence that ESG leaders outperform their peers, we believe that companies with strong corporate cultures provide an additional driver of outperformance. This factsheet captures the state of the Mobius Emerging Markets Fund (MEMF) portfolio at the end of Q1 2024 covering environmental, social, governance and cultured dimensions. MEMF is an Article 8 fund under SFDR.

Portfolio Highlights

In Q1 2024, we continued to actively engage with our portfolio companies through the use of video conferencing and in-person meetings. The Portfolio Highlights section below displays some of the progress observed during the quarter.


Carbon Disclosure Project Portfolio Company Scores⁴

Portfolio Highlights

  • Following out continuous engagement efforts, Vinamilk obtained a CDP score for the first time (C).
  • Kangji Medical announced that it plans to receive a CDP score for the first time in 2024, also as a result of MCP's ongoing engagement.


Top 3 most reported Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)⁶

3. Good Health And Well-Being
13 out of 16
8. Decent Work & Economic Growth
11 out of 16
4. Quality Education
11 out of 16

Portfolio Highlights

  • Safaricom has joined the UN Global Compact's Forward Faster initiative, which aims to accelerate private sector action to deliver on the 17 SDGs and meet the 2030 Agenda.
  • E Ink listed in both the DJSI World and DJSI Emerging Markets as the Global Leader within the Technology Hardware & Equipment.


Portfolio Highlights

  • APL Apollo appoints two new independent directors.
  • Elite Material has published a GRI compliant sustainability report.


Glass Door Portfolio Score


Portfolio Highlights

  • EPAM has been recognised as a 'Best Place to Work' by Glassdoor as a best-in-class example of good company culture, reflected in a Glassdoor score of 4.1/5.
  • Persistent has recruited its first batch of female employees under the Women's Returnship Programme, which recruits only women who have taken a career break.


1. The engagement breakdown is for Q1 2024 and is based on 184 engagements in the fields of environment, social, governance, culture and operations and capital allocation issues.

2.As part of the 〖"ESG+C"〗^"®" assessment, four different dimensions area assessed: environmental: entails factors like climate change, natural resources, pollution & waste as well as environmental opportunities; social: refers to factors such as human capital, product liability and social opportunities; governance: refers to the reporting methods, the ownership structure as well as checks and balances; culture: contains factors like the degree of freedom, equality, recruitment, innovation and remuneration.

3.Portfolio companies are assessed on a binary basis whether they do or do not comply with the assessed metric. The number of companies complying with the metric is expressed as a percentage of the portfolio.

4.External CDP Score: The Carbon Disclosure Project increases environmental transparency and accountability of companies and enables progress tracking. The scoring ranges from A, A- to B, B-to C, C- to D, D- and F.

5.Sustainable Development Goals: Out of the 12 portfolio companies reporting on the united nations sustainable development goals, the top 3 goals are selected.

6.The determined company percentages are weighted according to their weight in the portfolio. The weighted average is reported as a percentage of the portfolio.

7.Founder-/Family-owned Companies: Reports the percentage of portfolio companies with the family or founder holding 5% or more.

8.Block investor: Refers to an individual or organization owning a substantial amount of the company’s shares. The hurdle rate is set at 15%.

9.Dedicated Investor Relations Professional: Reports companies as a percentage of the portfolio having appointed an employee responsible for investor relations.

10.External Glassdoor Score: Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites providing scores for companies ranging from 0 to 5. The Portfolio score is the average of22 available scores among the portfolio.

11.Dedicated Sustainability Professional: Reports companies as a percentage of the portfolio having a dedicated employee in charge of the company’s sustainability activities.