The fund aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in a portfolio of international equities that meet Aberdeen's ethical and socially responsible criteria. The portfolio is constructed from a buylist of stocks held by Aberdeen's regional equity teams, so companies held will share the characteristics of other Aberdeen portfolios: straightforward businesses with quality management and strong balance sheets. However, stocks are also screened for both positive and negative SRI criteria, including environmental, social and corporate governance considerations. Companies are automatically excluded if they: have a history of discrimination, harassment, or poor health & safety; derive more than 10% annual turnover from gambling, tobacco, alcohol, military activity, nuclear power or weapons sales; derive more than 5% annual turnover from pornography; have a history of poor business practices; significantly contribute to environmental problems; and companies that operate in countries with poor human rights records. Aberdeen also excludes all companies that feature on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (NBIM) Exclusion list. Positive criteria include donating time, effort and money to community projects; and companies with solid corporate governance policies.