Environmental, social and governance risk assessments (ESG), and the data to underpin them, are rapidly coming into focus. PostTrade 360° Oslo last Wednesday saw Laura McTavish, responsible investment analyst with DNB Asset Management, present her company’s structured processes and the benefits they bring.

Screening can be done both negatively (to exclude bad targets) and positively (to promote good ones), and raising one’s voice in shareholder voting is an important aspect of the active ownership the Norwegian company is taking.