Incorporation of ESG and active ownership is an ongoing process and we continue to work with this throughout the organisation.
The progress achieved has primarily been based on the depth and scope of integration. Responsible investment activities are becoming increasingly more integrated in our investment processes and all portfolio managers are fully committed to continuously improving our efforts.
In-house seminars and ESG specific strategy sessions are held with the portfolio managers to continue improving their knowledge in regard to ESG and any tools available to assist in the process of investment integration.
Progress achieved has also been noticeable in our ongoing client dialogue. During many of our client meetings, both for existing and potential investors, the integration and reporting of ESG matters in our investment process has become a key discussion point. This dialogue is very positive for all parties involved and we have made significant progress here in being able to address all of the relevant topics.
In addition to the progress achieved by the investment organisation, knowledge sharing for all investment professionals occur on a regular basis and knowledge sharing for all employees occurs on a quarterly basis.