The processes in place to ensure ESG integration is based on robust analysis are the same than those described for the screening (please refer to LEI.5 for further information).
In addition, optimum ESG Integration is fostered by constant interactions between the RI Research team and the portfolio managers:
- not only do they share the same offices, they take part in several common internal meetings (Conviction meetings, Thematic clusters, etc.)
- they hold open meetings where anyone can attend (with company management, external strategists/analysts, etc.)
- together, they perform combined financial & extra-financial stock-notes, with a standard section dedicated to sustainability opinion.
- they share a common, proprietary and internal tool: OCTAVE (Online Collaborative Tool for Analysis, Vote and Engagement).
This collaborative modus operand fosters trust and idea sharing.
Mirova systematically captures how ESG information and research was incorporated into investment decisions to ensure that all the companies included in its portfolios are compliant with its high standard ESG and thematic requirements. Mirova is fully transparent with regard to this ESG quality commitment and discloses publicly the breakdown of its portfolios in terms of “Sustainability Opinion” in the funds’ monthly factsheets, available on its website: http://www.mirova.com/en-UK/p/our-funds.