Our Realindex team use a fundamental systematic approach to investing (smart beta) and have yet to incorporate ESG factors into their investment process beyond specific client instructions to exclude certain companies. However, the team has conducted research on various ESG factors and is in the process of developing its approach. Realindex are also covered by the cluster munitions and sanctions exclusions.
Our short-term investments (cash) team rely on the counterparty ESG reviews performed by the fixed income team for engagement with counterparties.
Our unlisted infrastructure and fixed income team have an asset class specific guidelines. For fixed income this relates to stranded asset risks. Across the organisation we have developed Stranded Assets and Human Rights guidelines.