CDC gathers ESG information with respect to every investment made. ESG information is requested from prospective investees, and assessed alongside evidence from environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) documents. ESDDs are conducted either by CDC professionals or external consultants who are specialists in the particular area for diligence, and are conducted in line with international best practices.
Investment and ESG teams also incorporate wider ESG information into sector and country mapping, including, for example, inherent political risks. When a larger sector or country mapping or an assessment of a new sub-sector is being undertaken, an ESG research provider may be engaged.