The process of ensuring that ESG research is robust and the sharing of ESG information and analysis varies among our investment teams. The responses provided above represent an aggregate of different practices employed by our independent investment teams and do not necessarily indicate that each team employs all of these practices.
MIM’s FI research team has added ratings data from our external provider to their weekly data pack and analysts are required to delve into instances where a particular company’s ESG rating has experienced a recent upgrade or downgrade. ESG information is also available through the Bloomberg research terminals and can also be accessed via MSCI’s ESG Manager web site.
MIDIS engages directly with borrowers and consultants on a wide range of issues. This includes ESG, which is a standing item in the Screening Papers and Approval Papers submitted to their Investment Committee. The ESG approach is documented and the ongoing learning culture of MIDIS ensures that information is cascaded to all staff through formal and informal learning sessions.
The review and evaluation of our external research providers is done on a firm level as those resources are shared by all of the investment teams within MIM.