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Process for engagements conducted via collaborations

LEA 05. Process for identifying and prioritising collaborative engagement

05.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal process for identifying and prioritising collaborative engagements

05.3. Additional information [Optional]

LEA 06. Objectives for engagement activities

06.1. Indicate if the collaborative engagements in which you are involved have defined objectives.

06.2. Indicate if you monitor the actions companies take following your collaborative engagements.

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation defines milestones and goals related to engagement activities carried out via collaborations.

06.4. Indicate if you do any of the following to monitor and evaluate the progress of your engagement activities.

06.5. Additional information. [Optional]

When evaluating engagements we consider whether the company has changed the behaviour in question or whether it provided sufficient information to reassure us that the issue is being adequately managed. We also consider whether the process has added to our understanding of the industry, companies or issues in question.

When agreeing to participate in a collaborative engagement the relevant investment team undertakes to follow up with the company in individual meetings and to monitor progress. We have been concerned that letter writing campaigns without individual investor follow up may ultimately undermine the effectiveness of collaborative engagements.