We have a dedicated section within our research when we assess investment prospects for each listed equity. These are periodically reviewed on a quarterly / semi annual basis as we find that ESG factors continue to play an increasing role in equity markets. Our experience is that companies employing stronger ESG principles overall, will outperform companies with weaker ESG principles. As a result we incorporate the analysis of these factors – social, environmental and corporate governance - in our investment process. The output from this analysis effectively translates into a score which contributes to an overall investment rating for each listed equity.