The ESG strategy is based on a negative/exclusionary screening list. It is also based on a ratings regime relying on third party data and a self-developed analysis tool of that data incorporating environmental, social and governance factors.
The leading analyst is responsible to comply with the ESG regime and only suggest securities that match the ESG criteria set out. The PM will have the final call and is ultimately responsible for the security selection, also regarding ESG. The risk management function checks constantly that only securities that match the criteria are part of the portfolios.
The ESG strategy and criteria are the same for each security and do not differ by country, region, sector, etc.