ESG performance is fully integrated into the reporting cycle of our managers and incidents are reported to APG on an ongoing basis.
Monitoring will become more structured and consistent across the entire portfolio with the launch of GRESB Infrastructure, which is a tool for systematic assessment, objective scoring and peer benchmarking of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of infrastructure investments.
GRESB Infrastructure was launched in 2016 and the tool acts as an ESG “one-stop” database that supports an informed dialogue with our infrastructure investments during ongoing monitoring and engagements. As stated previously, in 2019 approximately 79% of the infrastructure assets under management participated in the GRESB Infrastructure assessment. Most investee companies filled-in the Fund level assessment. However, we have decided to primarily focus on GRESB Infra Asset level assessments, as is evident by high percentage participation, as our investment approach is shifting towards direct investment.