2020 in a nutshell
When we want to improve how a company manages its ESG risks, we initiate an engagement process with it. The timeframe of the engagement process can vary depending on the complexity of the engagement objective. In 2020, we engaged in 924 dialogues with companies in the investment portfolio to ensure that material ESG risks were being adequately managed, or ESG opportunities were being fully harnessed. This marks a significant increase in the number of engagements from the almost 600 that were held in 2019, albeit now in digital format due to the covid-19 pandemic.