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Harvard University Endowment

PRI reporting framework 2016

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Responsible investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

01.1. 責任投資アプローチをカバーする投資ポリシーが組織にあるかどうか示してください。

01.2. ポリシーの構成要素/種類、対象を示してください。

          Investment due diligence framework

01.3. 組織の責任投資アプローチをカバーする投資ポリシーの策定時に使用した基準を示してください。

01.4. 責任投資アプローチをカバーする組織の投資ポリシーの重要な要素、バリエーション、例外を簡単に説明してください。 [任意]

HMC's Sustainable Investment Policy ("SIP") is pending final approval.  The SIP includes all asset classes under management.  It specifies environmental and social risk factors that, if material, HMC will consider when investing.  The SIP identifies roles and responsibilities and articulates HMC's approach to sustainable investment.  The SIP includes HMC's due diligence process; commitment to sustainability certification for its forestry and agricultural investments; approach to active ownership; intent to collaborate with other responsible investors; and commitment to reporting on its activities.

01.5. 補足情報 [任意]

Other policies and procedures complement the SIP and provide a holistic framework for HMC's approach to responsible investment.   For example, the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility ("ACSR"), which advises the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility ("CCSR"), developed Proxy Voting Guidelines which help inform its recommendations with regard to voting on select environmental and social issues for which the committees' body of precedent provides a clear indication of a voting preference. HMC finalized a Proxy Voting Policy, which pertains to voting on governance issues. On the rare occasions when the CCSR has instructed HMC to divest from securities, the CCSR has issued a public statement describing its rationale for doing so. Although HMC's approach to responsible investment will be further detailed in the SIP when it is finalized, much of HMC's policy and strategy is already available online, including regarding due diligence and engagement.

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

02.1. 一般に入手できる組織の投資ポリシー文書を記載してください。その文書のURLを記入し、ファイルを添付してください。

02.2. 補足情報。 [任意]

Although HMC's SIP is not yet publicly available, the public can view our approach to responsible investment at this url:


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. 投資プロセスにおける潜在的な利益相反を管理するポリシーが組織にあるかどうかを記載してください。

03.2. 投資プロセスにおける潜在的な利益相反を管理するポリシーについて説明してください。 [任意]

HMC’s Code of Conduct requires that HMC employees act at all times in a manner consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities to HMC and exercise care that no detriment results from conflicts of interest.  An employee is considered to have a conflict of interest when the individual either: (i) has an existing or potential financial or other interest which impairs or might impair the individual’s independence of judgment in the discharge of responsibilities; or (ii) may receive a material financial or other benefit from knowledge of information confidential to HMC.

HMC’s Conflict Policy for Directors establishes guidelines for resolving potential conflicts between the interests of HMC and those of non-employee Directors.  The Policy follows three general principles: (i) HMC Directors should ensure that Harvard University receives all appropriate investment opportunities; (ii) Director involvement in a potential conflict requires advance approval by disinterested Directors; and (iii) conflicts must be reported to the HMC Board and the Harvard University Corporation.  Each HMC Director is responsible for reporting any real or potential conflict of interest promptly to HMC’s Chief Compliance Officer ("CCO").   This information is reported to the HMC Board on a quarterly basis.


03.3. 補足情報。 [任意]