CDC's responsible investment teams work very closely with the investment teams; and the Development Impact team has professionals embedded within the investment teams to ensure DI is mainstreamed into all investments. Investment decision-makers are engaged throughout the due diligence process and the creation of ESG action plans. Responsible investment teams contribute to all IC papers and discussions, as well as quarterly progress reports. Information and engagements with companies are saved on shared IT systems. On occasion, presentations are held at team or company level to share information about notable experiences or good practice case studies by the responsible investment teams.
Externally, learnings are shared regularly with clients and beneficiaries. CDC produces case studies, good practice notes, and other literature regularly. It also holds ad hoc workshops to bring investees together to share experiences and challenges. In 2018, one such workshop was held in the healthcare sector, bringing together direct equity (including listed equity) healthcare investees and funds invested in healthcare in India to discuss their experiences in resource efficiency, skills development, and CSR. This experience increased engagement across all of the companies.