Our DD questionnaire includes a section devoted to ESG issues. We ask the fund manager to provide wide range of information on their stance towards ESG issues, ie. do they have a written policy on responsible investing or ESG- issues, is it integrated to their processes, whether they have an engagement policy, are they reporting ESG related risks / opportunities to their investors, do they have a published climate strategy and so on.
We monitor broadly managers' practices regarding ESG. We analyze underlying holdings of each fund, and if we find controversies related to specific companies, we will discuss them with the manager. When possible we monitor also portfolios underlying holdings. Also, we interview fund managers on ESG- practices and integration.