Sycomore AM has developed a proprietary ESG methodology that allows us to store information, analyse, screen, score and monitor companies from an ESG standpoint. The ESG analysis and scoring tool is composed of 80 criteria. 100% of Sycomore AM's investment universe, that is approximately 700 companies, has been screened and the database is updated daily. The ESG team is mainly responsible for inputting ESG data in the database but the 11 other mainstream fund managers also input ESG information in the database and use relevant ESG information.
All investment professionals share the same investment tool named SYCOVALO. In that regard, every investment professional is responsible for the ESG analysis of companies he or she covers. This ensures an on-going quality review by professionals whose analysis is directly impacted by ESG criteria and analysis. The Head of Sustainable & Responsible Investment approves all ESG scores.