ESG Services

A modular service

There’s a great deal going on in the area of sustainable investment, both at European and national levels. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Climate Agreement, EU taxonomy, SFDR, IORP II, ICSR agreement and many other institutions and initiatives aim to increase transparency. To accomplish this, investors are being asked to establish policies, set goals and monitor and report on progress. That is why we offer modular (ESG) services in terms of policy development, active share ownership, research and monitoring, as well as impact measurements and reporting.

Module A - Policy development

Your ambition is to increase the sustainability of your investments. ACTIAM turns these ambitions into specific policy plans for you. We also support you in tightening up your investment policy based on growing demands from various stakeholders. This is how we convert your climate targets into tangible and measurable goals, aligning them with international standards such as the UN Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI) and OECD guidelines. In doing so we also look at the investment themes and topics that are relevant to you. In other words, we offer you customised solutions.

Module B - A

ctive share ownership

In order to achieve your objectives, for example reducing the CO2 emissions of investments, we try to encourage companies in your investment portfolio to become more sustainable. We do this by way of engagement with these companies, but also by contributing to sector-wide initiatives, such as through the Climate Action 100+. We also advise you on the use of your voting rights at shareholders' meetings, to bring for example certain investment themes to the attention of directors.

Module C - R

esearch and monitoring

Research in the area of sustainable investment has come a long way in recent years. Whereas in the past the focus was on assessing investment portfolios in terms of ethical principles, now ESG research is a fundamental part of investment decisions. ACTIAM can help with this in various ways. We provide screening based on ethical principles such as Global Compact. We also screen for weapons and tobacco, for instance, or virtually anything you require.

In addition, we can support the integration of ESG information into your investment process or portfolio structure. Our ESG ratings, which we have developed internally, are an important tool in this regard as they provide indications about financial and material sustainability issues.

Finally, in terms of the climate, we conduct scenario analyses to provide insights into the financial and non-monetary risks entailed in your investment portfolios.

Module D - I

mpact measurements and reporting

ACTIAM is a leader in measuring both the positive and negative impacts of investments. We do this based on client-specific reports as well as with the aid of an ESG dashboard developed internally, which sheds light on individual ESG ratings as well as company performance. We also highlight the carbon and water footprint of your investments and clarify what contribution they are making to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This results in greater transparency and a better understanding of how investments are performing from both financial and social perspectives.