Communicating and engaging with our stakeholders: Our corporate communication is both internal to employees and board members as well as external to stakeholders such as clients and affiliated consultants as well as the media and other stakeholders. With our continued growth, we are increasingly aware of the role we play in the markets, economies and societies in which we practice. Our engagement with stakeholders on the ten principles and our proprietary apoproach to ESG modeling and country investment selection is consequently essential to our business operations. In client meetings, we consistently stress the significance of our dedication to the Global Compact principles reflected in our choice of ESG factors in our proprietary modeling. In addition, we experience that the interaction with our clients is also cross-directional since clients increasingly display this focus and seek discussions on these important issues. Consequently, our ESG deliberations and careful analysis as part of the investment processes will play a central role in our screening and portfolio allocations going forward.
UNPRI Advisory Committee on Credit Ratings Report: Global Evolution co-authored a report by the UNPRI ACCR in 2017. As Chairman of the Board at the UNPRI ACCR committee, Ole Hagen Jorgensen, Global Evolution Research Director, coauthored the report SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS: ESG, CREDIT RISK AND RATINGS (PART 1: THE STATE OF PLAY).
ESG dissemination and conference participation: Ole Jorgensen, Research Director, speaks at a number of conferences regarding integrating ESG into the investment process. Notably, in September 2017, Ole spoke on a panel about ESG in Credit Ratings at the UNPRI “In Person” Conference in Berlin, Germany.