The formal responsibility for ESG matters has been delegated to the General Secretary who is the assigned “ESG Lead”. GBL believes however that, in addition to giving the tone at the top, proper ESG integration requires widespread workforce engagement, as corporate culture is key in order to ensure alignment with the group’s strategy.
The Board and ESG Lead are therefore supported by all corporate functions, primarily:
- the investment team in charge of deploying GBL’s ESG approach as a responsible investor at each stage of the investment cycle;
- the communication team; and
- the legal and human resources departments in charge of social and governance matters at GBL level.