We deploy long-term capital in pursuit of creating long-term positive impact. Since our founding, Riverbridge has strived to invest in high-quality companies that elevate the health, potential, and opportunity of people. A commitment to responsible investing—and the corollary concept of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investing—is a core tenet of our business. This commitment is evident not only in the nature of our holdings but in our everyday practice. We don’t engage in short-sighted trading activity; we are true investors who own companies for long periods of time.
We believe that a responsible investment is a compelling business investment. The practices creating more sustainable communities are the very same practices that generate sustainable returns over long periods of time. In our view, companies that lead with a long-term view are thoughtful stewards of resources and capital—and are positioned to keep building their earnings power and intrinsic value over time.
Our investment strategy bridges human insight with data analysis to identify companies that demonstrate the fundamental disciplines necessary to build their earnings power at above-average rates for long periods of time. By patiently and thoroughly asking questions, meeting face-to-face, and speaking with teams and stakeholders, we uncover the business realities—and the Environmental, Social, and Governance realities—that no checklist or screening process can fully provide.
We analyze each company for our five investment disciplines:
Companies aligned with these disciplines demonstrate characteristics of a compelling business investment:
These disciplines also demonstrate examples of responsible investment characteristics:
Responsible investing is a longstanding bedrock of what we view as the core purpose of companies and capital markets. We believe that true business value is built over long periods of time by companies meeting human needs in innovative ways, minimizing environmental dependency, creating resource efficiencies, and elevating the potential of people.
Read our responsible investing policy to learn more about:
1. Our Research Process
2. Engagement and proxy voting
3. Responsible Investing Community Engagement