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Characteristics of an industry influence the extent to which ESG issues are considered by Portfolio Managers. Coal mining for example is handled with an increased focus on environmental analysis and certain PM's will include coal mining on their even more stringent exclusionary list. Materiality of ESG factors vary company to company and therefore influence the associated analysis. ESG factors of AIMCo investments are systematically tracked by the RI team. If significant changes to ESG scores are identified by RI, the appropriate PM's are notified. RI may contact PM's regarding an upcoming vote or a significant event such as M&A. AIMCo's proxy voting guidelines include ESG considerations and incorporate proxy research from external providers.