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Enhanced due diligence of companies in high emitting industries
All companies in high emitting industries will be subject to an enhanced due diligence.
An assessment is made at the screening stage as to whether a company should be subject to enhanced due diligence. For companies in the following industries, enhanced due diligence must be conducted in advance of investing:
The ESG team will compile relevant data which are relevant for the Portfolio Manager to consider in their assessment of ESG-related financial risks. These ESG metrics will form a key aspect of the delta measurements that will be monitored during the holding period. Information on the scope of strategic and management awareness to address climate risks shall also be accounted for.
Parameters to assess in the enhanced due diligence
The purpose of conducting an enhanced due diligence assessment is to uncover and document climate-related risks and assess relative impact on double materiality. The following aspects will be assessed:
- Principle Adverse Impact emission indicators and their delta
- Transition Pathway: the scope and significance of the decarbonisation pathway
- Assessment of reputational risk and financial risk; with a corresponding engagement plan if identified and deemed necessary