Corporate negative / exclusionary screening
Negative/exclusionary screening serves as the ESG Engine’s first step in choosing responsible investments in the corporate sphere. The process identifies and rules out companies associated with activities that do not meet specific ESG criteria. As mentioned above, these criteria may be based on ethical concerns or risk considerations. A key question is the extent to which a company might profit from sectors that an investor may deem controversial, and it is on this basis that the ESG Engine usually determines exclusions.