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Gjensidigestiftelsen reviews the overall investment strategy together with responsible investment activities each year. Changes are suggested and recommended by the investment team and final approval is made by the board.
Number of team workshops each reporting year focusing on responsible investment strategies and continuing education of investment staff.
With our PRI membership we have gained access to best practice on ESG integration per asset class and every member of the investment team are encouraged to stay updated on relevant best practices on ESG integration in their asset class. In addition, as member of Norsif we regularly attend seminars on relevant topics.
Number of engagements with external fund managers/ companies each year.
Each portfolio manager is responsible for integrating ESG considerations in their portfolio and activities are reported to the board biannually.
Improvement of total portfolio rating versus benchmark and increased focus on tracking contribution to the SDGs
Real time monitoring of ESG profiles in our portfolio, and full mapping of our portfolio companies to ESG issues through the use of MSCI and Factset.
In the long term investment horizon, higher risk adjusted return by considerations of ESG-factors in the investment process, but causality not proven
Academic research project with local university BI, where students will write a master thesis on our ESG performance compared to our peers and impact of ESG-factors on portfolio performance over time.
Monitoring improvement of ratings of investments versus benchmark for equities and bonds
We monitor this through Factset and are in the process of implementing portfolio adjustments.
Number of initiatives joined
We have joined two initiatives this year.
Respons on our encouragement
We publicly announced that we have joined initiatives and encourage our peers and managers to do the same.