AMP Capital has invested in the ESG resources needed to comprehensively review the significance and materiality of a broad range of ESG factors. Our approach in reviewing material ESG issues is detailed in our public research papers and reports.
ESG issues covered: ESG factors encompass a broad range of issues that may, in isolation or in combination, have a material impact on the risk/return characteristics of our investments. They may be driven by regulations, reflect issues of significant societal concern, or pose potential operational, financial, strategic, reputational or systemic risks. ESG issues we systematically investigate include:
- Environmental: Natural resource use and degradation (e.g. water scarcity), waste, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, clean technology products and services, environmental management practices.
- Social: Human capital, workplace health and safety, labour relations and standards, human rights, demographic changes, supply-chain and community impacts.
- Governance: Board composition and independence, executive remuneration and incentive plans, corporate accountability structures, compliance, negligence, bribery and corruption, conflicts of interest and related-party transactions, shareholder rights, accounting and audit quality.
Published ESG insights: The diversity of AMP Capital's ESG research and analysis is demonstrated by our regular Corporate Governance Reports (twice per year) and ESG Insights available at www.ampcapital.com.au/esg.