We review the potential significance of ESG issues and investigate them accordingly. The information derives from in-house ESG research and analysis. For the financial sector, which consists primarily of investment grade issuers, Folketrygdfondet incorporates ESG information into the investment process when likely to be material.
In addition, in order to develop a common understanding of ESG-related issues, Folketrygdfondet includes ESG-related information as a fixed agenda item for the daily morning meeting in the front office (both equity and fixed income investment teams). Folketrygdfondet's dedicated ESG resource also presents information of particular relevance to the fixed income portfolio at the fixed income team's monthly strategy meetings.