We invest in companies that articulate and follow a governance process that ensures an involved board with clear accountabilities and strong risk management practices. Whether as a function of internal operations or their third-party suppliers, we expect the companies we invest in to take decisive corrective action where issues occur regarding our basic investment principles.
We apply 26 indicators in assessing how well companies meet our ESG investment principles.
For government bonds we use our in-house research team to determine eligibility for government issuers. We avoid investing in bonds associated with nuclear energy, fossil fuel production and distribution, and military weapons. We avoid investing in bonds of governments associated with human rights violations or corruption.