HQ Trust's RFPs for listed equity managers contain a septerate section dedicated to ESG activities. There are questions to be answered by the managers regarding PRI signatory, ESG strategy/ philosophy, etc. It is important for us to understand if managers have ESG principles and an investment policy that covers ESG issues. Looking at the investment process we need to understand if ESG factors matter when selecting equities. With regards to the reporting we also check if ESG issues matter in the manager report.
The selection/ appointment/ monitoring process for private equity managers is partially conducted by HQ Capital, a global asset manager focused exclusively on private equity within the HQ Group. HQ Capital is a PRI signatory since 2011. During the investment due diligence process HQ Capital adresses ESG related questions and information by the GP ESG questionnaire.