AIA Research Analysts shall refer to any company ESG reports as a proxy for how ESG issues are being managed by the relevant Issuer. Analysts are encouraged to stay up to date on contemporary ESG research and risk uses, whether through attending training courses, or through considering ESG research produced by, or received from, third party research providers in their assessment.
Our analysts are vigilant in morning ESG criteria that they cover and provide timely update reports to their AIA Business Unit Portfolio Manager(s).
Analysts are also required to incorporate an analysis of ESG risks into their credit proposals to be considered by Group Credit Research when initiating or renewing credit limits.
Portfolio managers are charged with considering the aforementioned factors and analysis, guarding against risks associated with investments and the potentially negative impact on society and the environment.
Should any ESG related concerns or queries arise with our local business units, dedicated channels exist for issues to be escalated to AIA’s Group investment team for further discussion or consideration.