Our ESG-S "Best in Universe/Best Effort" selection approach consists in selecting the companies with the best ESG-S (Environment, Social, Governance, Stakeholders) ratings or showing tangible progress in improving their ESG-S practices while maintaining competitive financial performance. This approach is reflected in a formal SRI strategy that includes dedicated mandates for institutional investors.
We have also implemented an ESG-S Engagement SRI strategy. Our approach consists in tracking the ESG-S performance of companies in the portfolio and putting in place an active, constructive and traceable dialogue with some of them to improve their related practices.
We also support innovative projects, via different assets classes, which generate economic, social and/or environmental value. For example, we have an infrastructure debt investment strategy that creates a debt portfolio in the transport, energy (including renewable energies), social infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.