Based on the definitions provided for this section of the questionnaire, we have responded with both "screening" and "integrated". EDM takes a risk-based approach to ESG evaluation. Across all of its strategies the firm examines and weighs environmental, social and governance challenges which can create undue risk to investor capital. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are based on the concepts of sustainable development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), additionally exclusions are decided on a case-by-case basis in the investment team meetings.
EDM Investment team sets or revises goals for responsible investment and EDM also review performance against its objectives for responsible investment. Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Investment Committee, Portfolio managers, Investment analysts and dedicated responsible investment staff, all of them have oversight and implementation responsibilities for responsible investment to ensure that EDM’s objectives and values are maintained in all its business pursuits.