Companies that deliver sustainable goods or services, with particularly positive impacts on focus themes such as climate, land and water will receive an upgrade in their ESG score, based on the thematic overlay in the actively managed fund strategies.
Furthermore, given the varying degree of sustainability among different sectors, ACTIAM has developed sector scores into its ESG scoring methodology. Likewise to the negative/exclusionary screening approach, the ESG team can add a positive analyst score to upgrade companies.
These various (positive) screening methodologies result in higher ESG Scores for relevant individual companies.
Lastly, the mandates of our actively managed fund strategies stipulate optimising financial returns in combination with high portfolio ESG-scores relative to its benchmarks.