At the Board and Chief Executive levels, the responsibilities are strategic, with oversight of the direction of company-wide and product-level sustainability and strategy, to provide thought-leadership both internally and externally around this specific area of investment.
At the Chief Executive, Investment Committee and Head of Department levels, policies, processes and responsible investment frameworks are maintained and developed. Responsible investment is implemented through Investment Committee work. All new companies that are presented to the Investment Committee must be approved on financial and ESG criteria and are often debated during the meetings.
Sustainability research and ESG analysis is fully integrated into the investment process in the investment teams.
Within the investment teams, the role of sustainability research is also to identify strategic, top down issues for ESG-analysis and engagement, to coordinate ESG-analysis for consistency and to continuously develop the ESG methodology further.