Companies that deliver sustainable goods or services will receive an upgrade in their ESG score, based on the thematic overlay in the actively managed fund strategies. Furthermore, given some sectors are more sustainable than others, ACTIAM has developed sector scores into its ESG scoring methodology. Likewise to the negative/screening approach, the ESG team can add a positive analyst score to upgrade companies.
These various (positive) screening methodologies result in higher ESG Scores for relevant individual companies.
Lastly, the mandates of our actively managed fund strategies stipulate optimising financial returns in combination with high portfolio ESG-scores relative to its benchmarks.