We chose to use a combination of screening, integration and/or thematic strategies for meeting our ESG goals. This enables us not only to identify the companies that violate our Fundamental Investment Principles (screening), but also to include ESG-considerations in our investments, evaluating companies according to their performance and capacity to transition towards the so-called 'safe and just space' (integration). Additionally, we focus on the themes climate, water and land, building up each company's score. Our inhouse developed methodology combines sustainable and financial materiality.
Likewise our equities approach, we exclude or start engagement (if viable) with companies that violate our ESG policies. We invest in sustainable activities (for example through green bonds) to actively contribute to the transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy. Via the ESG-score introduction we have a thematic approach to climate, water and land. We measure and report on results of the first two themes. In 2019, we have renewed our policy, introducing a framework where companies are categorized as 'non-adaptive', 'at risk' or 'adaptive', determining the most suitable investment strategy. Finally, the ACTIAM ESG Score and its process is applicable for both Fixed Income as well as Listed Equity.