One of the four strategic priorities of Sycomore AM is to lead on Socially Responsible Investment. In 2018, a "Mission and Sustainable Development Committee" has been created to steer our in-house sustainable development initiatives and bring new projects to life in accordance with our strategy. Within this Committee and with the approval of the executive committee, we have defined targets to fullfill our priorities, including the development of our SRI activities. These targets are continuously tracked and annual reporting is provided in our annual reports "Sycoway as an investor" and "Sycoway as a company". Early 2020, we have decided to integrate our corporate mission to the articles of association and thus strangthen our engagement towards responsible investment: "We invest to build a more sustainable and inclusive economy, and generate positive impacts for all of our stakeholders. Our mission: make investment more human" (see also our press release: https://en.sycomore-am.com/5e20746d-PR_Mission_SRI_January_2020.pdf)
Moreover, our ESG specialists team meet every two weeks to coordinate development, marketing and portfolio management teams. As a consequence, new objectives can be set and reviewed relatively frequently. Once a year, there is a formal appraisal of the work carried out by the ESG team.