Investors & Companies ESG Q&A

We asked two prominent listed infrastructure investors to pose questions to the GLIO corporate members in issue 10 of the GLIO Journal. The feedback from the corporate members was fantastic, so much so we started this dedicated page to publish the full set of responses. Scroll down the page to see:

  • Companies' complete set of responses to questions, or

  • Responses by category and question posed.

Investor Questions by:

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Connie Luecke
Senior Portfolio Manager
Duff & Phelps Investment Management

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Georgia Hall
ESG Analyst, Global Listed Infrastructure
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Environmental Q&A

 
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What is the visibility in achieving your emissions reduction goal(s) and can you provide us with concrete examples of how you plan to get there?

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What do you think investors should expect to see from companies – in terms of reporting, transparency, and accountability – when it comes to net zero targets?

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You have a net zero by 2050 goal, but what are your interim milestones? What are the KPI’s we can track to monitor your progress?

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Is your company’s non-financial reporting treated with the same rigour (standards, auditing etc.) as financial reporting?

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Do you think the reporting and management of scope 3 emissions (upstream and downstream) is becoming an inevitable reality for global listed infrastructure companies? If so, what is your company’s plan to manage them?

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Biodiversity is an emerging ESG theme. Do you think global listed infrastructure companies have a role to play in protecting and enhancing biodiversity? If so, how if your company achieving this?

Social Q&A

 
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Some companies are resetting DE&I goals. How have the goals changed, and how are they measured? What operational changes have been made to support achieving the new goals? How are management and Board engaged in DE&I?

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What is the most important component of the “Social” part of ESG to you and how do you plan to enforce or strengthen it? 

Governance Q&A

 
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Have you set ESG targets and milestones and are there incentives in place for management to hit these goals?

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Does your company actively monitor (at the Board and executive level) any gender pay gaps in like-for like positions? What is your strategy for addressing any gaps? 

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Do you or do you plan to have a specifically designated ESG committee on the BoD?