Describe how responsible investment is incorporated
MEAG sustainability investment approach = ESG-Integration
MEAG‘s clear goal is to include all relevant ESG-criteria into the issuer evaluation- and asset selection process. We improve our existing best in class approach by onboarding detailed ESG factor-analysis and assessing the economic impact per issuer.
Since June 2017 MEAG cooperates with MSCI ESG Research, a leading provider for ESG reseach. Using MSCI ESG-Research and MSCI ESG-Ratings we further enhance and optimize our Sustainability investment process. MSCI supports MEAG in defining a sustainable investment universe and selecting sustainable investments.
Starting 2018 by applying the optimized sustainable investment process portfolio manger und credit analysts will use ESG-criteria in addition to financial information. ESG-integration allows a holistic view and deeper understanding of risks and Opportunities of an investments. ESG-integration results in better informed investment decisions and helps to optimize the risk/return profile of investments.