Board oversight and one asset the CEO’s KPIs are linked to ESG issues
Our direct asset monitoring process includes ESG related issues. Through our initial due diligence process where ESG risks are raised these are documented in a risk register.
The FSS Investment Risk and Compliance team, in conjunction with the FSS Investment Team maintains a register of the material risks including ESG specific risks, associated with the individual direct assets as well as the controls put in place to mitigate each of the material risks. This risk register is reported to a sub-committee of the board, the Direct Asset Committee ("DAC") on a 6-monthly basis.
We report regularly to governance bodies on asset performance (including ESG emerging and actual risks) regularly (e.g. DAC and Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Boards and our internal Portfolio Management Investment Committee). SPV Board agendas have standing ESG agenda items.
Our internal RI team provides ESG oversight and expertise to our investee companies – examples include modern slavery; energy efficiency solutions. We also work closely with management to refine ESG reporting templates for the Board.