ABN AMRO monitors the sustainability performance of its investment universe and entities on a quarterly basis by means of a quarterly investment universe review. During these review rounds, the Sustainable Banking Department validates the apects for the bank’s ESG standards and modifies these if needed. Subsequently, an external sustainability rating agency conducts its screening of the investment universe and reports its results to the Sustainable Banking Department quarterly.
In order to facilitate the best-in-class sustainability selection, a sustainability indicator (ABN AMRO Sustainability Indicator) has been developed exclusively for ABN AMRO. This indicator provides transparency on the level of sustainability of a certain investment security based on a large number of ESG measurements, exposure of companies to controversies and lack of relevant policies in high risk sectors and certain countries and/or geographies. ABN AMRO's Investment Risk department reviews objectives for responsible investment activities on a monthly basis and this is published internally.