The ESG-related policies are integrated throughout the investment cycle as summarized:
Pre-Investment Phase: Upon the initial screening and approval of the investment committee, the investment is subject to two due diligence steps, which take into account the ESG factors in order to evaluate the potential ESG material topics. The potential material ESG topic are included in discussion with the Investment Committee to defined how they will be assessed during the following phased – i.e., it can be either conducted internally or by external advisors, as appropriate. When issues or gaps are identified during the ESG due diligence, related actions and deadlines are included in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) section for evaluation. For each action, the following will be defined: the responsible party, priority, complexity and the deliverable or indicator of completion.
Monitoring Phase: In addition to the due diligence and ESAP, some material ESG topics require frequent review during the project life cycle, such as compliance with related permits. Those questions will be monitored based on the period to be defined during the ESG due diligence