DPAM ranks first in the Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI™)

  • The H&K Responsible Investment Brand Index 2024 covers 600 asset managers globally.
  • DPAM has always been in the top ten of the ranking since the creation of RIBI.
  • DPAM appears in the index’s ‘Avant-Gardist’ category, above average on Commitment rating and Brand rating.

Brussels, 16 April 2024. DPAM holds the first position in the top 10 of Responsible Asset Managers in Europe, according to Hirschel and Kramer (H&K) Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI) 2024. Additionally, it ranks first in the Benelux market. DPAM has been in the top 10 for six years in a row and appears once again in the index’ ‘Avant-Gardist’ category.

In its sixth edition, the Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI™) highlights the ability of 600 asset managers globally to translate their efforts towards responsible investment into their core brand. This year, the assessment methodology retains the same philosophy as in the previous five editions of RIBI, although the branding methodology has evolved slightly. With each edition of RIBI, they observe that asset managers are starting to articulate a purpose and/or value system. To provide a benchmarking and comparison tool that is in line with industry trends, they are now placing more emphasis on the quality with which Purpose and Values are expressed.

DPAM, as Avant-gardist, is one of the two companies that have consistently made it to the worldwide top 10 in all six editions of RIBI. ​ The index allows companies to be classified into four categories: Avant-gardist, which are above-average on Commitment rating and Brand rating; the Traditionalist, who are above-average on Commitment rating and below-average on Brand rating; Aspirants, above-average on Brand rating and below- average on Commitment rating, and the Laggards, below-average on both ratings.

DPAM appears in the index’s ‘Avant-Gardist’category, the top rated category. This category of RIBI Avant-Gardists remains fiercely competitive, with only 20% of companies making the grade this year.

The two RIBI assessment dimensions are:

  • Commitment (vertical, hard factors): five weighted-average criteria, such as the level and quality of engagement and stewardship, and strategy and organisation around responsible investment. The evaluation source is based on the Principles for Responsible Investment Transparency Reports: up to 300 parameters are factored in to make up the five top-level criteria of the Commitment rating.
  • Brand: (horizontal, soft factors): eight criteria, such as the expression of a Purpose statement, and expression of a value system, link to societal ambitions. This evaluation is based on research and subject expertise.
Peter De Coensel, DPAM CEO, comments: “Asset managers have a unique chance to direct capital flows and contribute to a better world. Our industry keeps making progress even if facing many challenges. Our brand is a genuine, authentic expression of our commitment to responsible investing. We thank RIBI for their recognition of the continued dedication of our teams. Our societal purpose and ambition are shared across by all colleagues. As a member of the NZAMi, we shoulder governmental and corporate transition and transformation strategies and targets.”

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Guiomar Arias
Head of Brand Content & Communication
+32 470 21 77 35
g.arias@degroofpetercam.com

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