As we recently combined the CIO and Head of ESG roles, the CIO is now in charge of ESG at FIM.This was due to the importance of responsible investing for FIM. Also, we do not want to make a distinction between 'investing' and 'responsible investing' as our approach is to align these two. When it comes to climate related issues, the CIO suggests to the ESG committee what actions should be taken. The committee then makes the final decisions. Exclusion criterion will be decided upon in the management committee of FIM. For climate related product development, the CIO takes new ideas forward to the management board.
We have excluded coal companies according to certain parameters from our investment universe. Also, our updated ESG policy refers to TCFD. We familiarised portfolio managers more formally with the issue in 2019. These decisions have been taken as described earlier. Portfolio managers do have a good knowledge on climate change and its effects on sectors and companies.