KBC Eco Fund Water Classic Shares

ISIN: BE0175478057:EUR

Instrument Profile

Understanding the Opportunity:

There is no alternative to water and its scarcity is becoming a threat around the globe. Beyond drinking water, which is essential for human survival, water is an indispensable resource for many industrial processes such as food, chemical and pharmacy, textile, semiconductor and pulp & paper. Consequently, there is an ever-increasing demand for investments in water infrastructure and technology from all stakeholders: individuals, companies and states. Studies indicate that long-term growth in the water industry is expected to be 3-5% per year in developed countries and more than 10% per year in developing countries.
“Global water demand will more than double by 2050” – Source: MSCI ESG Research, 2014 using data from Aqueduct; OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction, 2012

What is the investment objective?

The fund invests at least 75% of its assets in shares of companies that are active within this theme in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. These companies realize a significant part of their turnover by offering products and services related to the water sector. It may include the following applications: water and wastewater supplies, water treatment technology, engineering and consultancy firms, environmental management and various installations.

Type: Equity SICAV

Geography: Broad Global

Sector: Diversified

Investment Style: Mid-Cap Growth

Exit Charges: 0.00%

Enter Charge: 3.00%

Fund Size (AUM): EUR 196,76M

MSCI Sustainability
Score

n/a

Source: MSCI Inc. Last update: Dec 6th, 2020

Morningstar Sustainability Score

3/5

Source: Morningstar, Inc.
Last update: Dec 6th, 2020

Data by the open sources of the instrument provider. Last update: 6.12.2020

Rolling performance at 3/12/2020

1 Year: -0.74%

3 Year: 3.87%

Performance data by the open sources of the instrument provider. Last update: 6.12.2020

Top 10 Holdings

Company

KUBOTA CORP

GEBERIT AG-REG

TORO CO

AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC

PENTAIR PLC

ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC

SEVERN TRENT PLC

XYLEM INC

WATERS CORP

UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC

Weighting

3.95%

3.54%

3.33%

3.30%

3.05%

3.04%

2.91%

2.67%

2.62%

2.60%

31.03%

Top portfolio holdings as of 6.12.2020 | Source: instrument provider.

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