Governance and sustainability considerations are not separate side issues, they are central to our investment process. All of our investment staff share the responsibility for identifying, analysing and monitoring issues and opportunities with our current and potential holdings. Our investment staff spend a very significant amount of time assessing the quality, integrity, motivation and culture of management teams and then acting on their convictions. The work of our dedicated Governance & Sustainability team supports this.
As active managers we have regular meetings with management and board members to identify and understand issues and to monitor performance. Analysts from the Governance & Sustainability team regularly join our investors for these meetings, in addition to meetings that they will arrange directly with company representatives to discuss specific issues. Clients are informed of our engagement activities on a quarterly basis.