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Sycomore Asset Management

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Sycomore AM sponsored the FIR-PRI Price and published two case studies in the PRI Practical Guide to ESG Integration for Equity Investing 2016. Sycomore AM has been a PRI signatory since July 2010 and we have published an RI report since 2011.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM is a signatory of the CDP since 2013.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM is a signatory of the CDP Forests.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM is a signatory of the CDP Water.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM is a member of the GIIN since December 2016.

          FIR (Forum pour l'Investissement Responsable) - Frenchsif
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM has been a sponsor and jury member of the FIR-PRI academic award on SRI research since 2011.

          AFG (Association Française de la Gestion financière)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Bertille Knuckey, Sycomore AM's Head of Sustainable & Responsible Investment, is a member of the RI commission of the AFG. She is also actively involved in several sub-committees (carbon footprinting, Article 173 etc.) with Jean-Guillaume Peladan, Head of Environmental strategy.

          SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers - French CIIA)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Alban Préaubert, a Sycomore AM's fund manager and ESG analyst, is a member of the Sustainable Development commission of the SFAF.

          New City Initiative
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM's President, Laurent Deltour, is a member of the New City Initiative, a think tank that aims to restore society’s trust in the financial sector.

 

          Human Capital Management Coalition
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Sycomore AM joined the coalition in July 2016. This collaborative engagement initiative aims at encouraging enhanced disclosure of Human Capital Management practices and KPI and their recognition as long-term value driver. Sycomore AM actively participates in the drafting of a common investor statement. 


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

- Sycomore AM arranges various events to promote RI. In particular, Sycomore AM organizes since 2011 a day dedicated to RI, which gathers over a hundred stakeholders. 

- Sycomore AM regularly delivers training sessions on RI and ESG to French financial advisors, academic partners, students etc.

- Sycomore AM's fund managers regularly take part in various roundtables on RI.

- Sycomore AM has sponsored one academic prize in 2016:  the FIR-PRI award (academic research on RI)

- Sycomore AM regularly contributes to RI press articles and academic publications.

- Sycomore AM publishes, three to four times a year, a RI newsletter on specific RI topics.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

- Environmental impact metrics
- Carbon footprinting and alignement with climate goals
- Imrpovement of the French state's green certification EETC (Energy and Ecological Transition for the Climate)


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