In line with their role as financial investors in infrastructure assets, Ardian's teams do not engage directly with stakeholders, and their engagement is mediated by portfolio's management.
With portfolio management, Ardian’s teams engage on ESG issues through ongoing dialogue with and regular reports. Ardian also mandates external consultants to perform ESG reviews on portfolio companies.
With portfolio management, Ardian’s teams engage on ESG issues through the mediation of portfolio companies’ Directors (i.e. Board of Directors, Executive Committee, etc).
Moreover, Ardian's teams contribute to the portfolio's management of ESG issues through ongoing dialogue and regular reports. Ardian also mandates external consultants to regularly perform reviews on portfolio companies. Analyses and recommendations are discussed by Ardian teams with portfolio companies' management teams.
When an ESG review is performed, an action plan for improving key performance indicators can be determined with the management team based on recommendations from the external consultants.