A method of running businesses and select investments which takes into account the Environmental, Social and Governance impacts of business and investment decisions.
- “E”: concerns issues related to resource use, pollution, climate change, energy use, waste management and other physical environmental challenges and opportunities.
- “S”: impact on Social, inclusion, economic integration and communities.
- “G”: assesses how well a company is run
The use of shareholder power to influence corporate behaviour, including through direct corporate engagement (i.e., communicating with senior management and/or boards of companies) is guided by comprehensive ESG guidelines. Engagement is an integral part of active ESG ownership.