Equigest is convinced that the extra-financial elements express the positioning of companies in the context of sustainable development and their relationship with their stakeholders.
Equigest wishes to favor, on behalf of its customers, companies that are looking for a good position on these issues in absolute terms and compared to their peers, especially in terms of governance.
Equigest subscribed to receive ESG data from the MSCI ESG agency to benefit from the agency's experience in defining the key factors to be followed for each company according to their sector of activity, and the relative evaluation which is given sector by sector
Equigest wishes to eliminate from its investable universe companies that are very far from the standard of ESG good practices, and reduce extra-financial risks which can also materialize financially.
ESG scores, controversies and Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions are monitored to inform analysts for their financial analysis and managers before investing.
In the portfolios concerned, Equigest strives to eliminate the 20% of the lowest rated issuers from the universe concerned or by default from the universe rated by MSCI ESG.