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SWEN CP's monitoring of its general partners ESG practices is organised around two different approaches: constant dialogue and regular monitoring of key performance indicators. Committed to build long-term partnership with its general partners, SWEN CP regularly engages in dialogue with them during private meetings, conferences, etc. ESG and responsible investment issues are systematically addressed during these meetings. The main interest is to discuss with the investment team how responsible policies are truly implemented, beyond mere declarations of intent displayed on corporate website / documents. This is also the opportunity to learn about RI future projects which will be rolled out and to identify best practices. Every year, SWEN CP conducts an ESG data collection campaign to assess the practices and performances of its investment managers. The latter are questioned by means of individual questionnaires. This "GP questionnaire" consists of roughly fifty questions splitted into two categories: i) investment manager's CSR policies and practices and, ii) investment manager responsible investment policy. In 2015, SWEN CP entered into a partnership with the SSII company eFront to develop an online reporting tool. Once collected, all the data are analysed and scored. Thus, SWEN CP has developed an internal assessment tool that evaluates asset managers on their ESG and responsible investment performances. The on-going dialogue and ESG data collection campaign are at the heart of SWEN CP's monitoring of its General Partners' practices. These two different approaches provide SWEN CP with the essential material not only to prepare detailed ESG reporting to its clients but also to identify improvement areas and topics to be further discussed with its GPs.