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(C) Implementation: Integration of ESG factors

LEI 08. Review ESG issues while researching companies/sectors

08.1. Indicate the ESG factors you systematically research as part of your investment analysis and the proportion of actively managed listed equity portfolios that is impacted by this analysis.

ESG issues

Proportion impacted by analysis




Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Pendal's philosophy for all our funds, not just explicit RI mandates, is that where ESG factors are considered material to the risk (financial and non-financial) and return outcomes of the investment, we do take them into consideration. More specifically, labour standards or environment, social and ethical considerations are taken into account when making investment decisions, to the extent that such issues may affect the financial performance of an investment.


LEI 09. Processes to ensure integration is based on robust analysis

09.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG integration is based on a robust analysis.

09.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your integration strategy.

09.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings that inform your ESG integration strategy are updated.

09.4. Indicate how frequently you review internal research that builds your ESG integration strategy.

09.5. Describe how ESG information is held and used by your portfolio managers.

09.6. Additional information.[Optional]

Use of ESG Information:

Both our internal and externally sourced ESG data is used as inputs (both formal and informal) in the analysis of companies.  In addition, for some strategies it is explicitly utilised for portfolio construction and management purposes formally and informally.

  • Analysis of company strategy and quality of management - this is undertaken by analysts on a systematic basis as part of their stock research.
  • Idea generation examples - environmental factors providing investment opportunities in areas such as the gas industry. Social factors are providing investment opportunities in the health care sector.
  • Portfolio construction - some of our strategies systematically look at the impact that ESG factors are having at the overall portfolio level whilst for our mainstream strategies the Portfolio Manager will on occasion look at the composition of the portfolio from an ESG perspective.

LEI 10. Aspects of analysis ESG information is integrated into (Private)