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Impax 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)

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  • Impax is part of the UN PRI Sustainable Stock Exchanges Working Group.
  • Impax's David Li presented during the PRI in Person 2016 event in Singapore, around the subject of "Measuring Positive Impact in Listed  Equities".
  • Participated in the UN PRI 2016 Aquaculture engagement
  • Detailed feedback and recommendations for the UN PRI program on Methane emissions from PE investments
  • Feedback on UN PRI policy priorities for 2017 and beyond
  • Planned collaborations on impact measurement methodologies

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

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Impax has annually completed the CDP carbon reporting since 2009. 

In 2016 Impax collaborated with CDP on:

- Work on gathering a group of investors for a joint-collaboration engagement on companies not reporting on climate risks and carbon (through CDP).

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

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In 2016 Impax continued environmental impact measurement following an externally assured  methodology and reporting. It is measuring net carbon emissions, renewable energy generated, water saved and materials recovered by the listed companies in the Impax Specialist and Leaders strategy.

As part of our work around impact measuring and reporting, we joined GIIN as members and have extensively engaged with GIIN around environmental impact metrics, also feeding in to GIIN's IRIS 4.0 impact metric consultation around environmental aspects of impact. 

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

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Impax has provided insights in the area of sustainable property investment, by undertaking research regarding energy efficiency and property yields, which found evidence of "Green Alpha" in Property. White Paper: http://www.impaxam.com/sites/default/files/Quantifying%20Green%20Alpha%20White%20Paper%20-%20FINAL_0.pdf

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

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Actively part of the programs and engagements of the IIGCC initiative.

  • In 2016 Impax was part of an investor group meeting EU Commissioners regarding promoting Climate Finance.
  • Impax presented at a UK Parliament Select Committee hearing on Climate Finance
  • Impax participated extensively in writing a paper on Climate Finance and Infrastructure to the G20.

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

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Actively part of the programs of this organisation:

  • Impax led a "Water Hub" educational video series for investors around Impax's approach around water risk management and water opportunities.
  • Impax Leader/Rapporteur for Clean Energy panel at INCR Conference
  • Impax Funder, Steering Committee member for Low Carbon/CE Working Group
  • Impax INCR/WRI Carbon Pricing Committee member
  • Impax INCR Policy Working Group member
  • Impax presented at INCR Webinar on “Mapping the Gap” study (with BNEF team)
  • Impax Funder, Executive Committee member for Ceres Water Hub
  • Impax speaker, Ceres Conference (“Mapping the Gap “ study)
  • Impax proposed new research grant on accelerating investment in Clean Energy infrastructure via global insurance sector
  • Collaborated with Ceres UN Investor Summit team on 2018 program design

 

          Member of UKSIF, US SIF
        

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

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  • USSIF International Working Group member
  • Impax presenter on transport energy efficiency impacts at private USSIF meeting with White House and Council on Environmental Quality staff
  • Impax member of newly formed “Member Program Committee”
  • Impax advised USSIF management on post- US election focus

 

          Initial signatory of the UK Stewardship Code.
        

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

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Completed the annual survey regarding implementation of Stewardship, achieved a "Tier 1" rating for the Impax 2016 Stewardship Statement.

          Participated in a detailed survey regarding sustainability in the chemical sector, investor perspective.
        

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

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          Intentional Endowments Network
        

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

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  • Impax Steering Committee member
  • Impax Co-Chair, Clean Energy Working Group
  • Impax Co-drafter, “The Business Case for Clean Energy” (with PAX World)
  • Impax presented at 4 IEN conferences on prospects for climate solutions investment by US higher education sector
  • Impax submitted lead article for IEN Newsletter – “Strategies for investing in a climate-safe future”

 


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]

In 2016 we continued our support of Ashden and ClientEarth.

We are now in our fifth year of partnership with Ashden and are proud supporters of the Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation. Ashden champions practical, local energy, solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. Several of our staff are involved in the evaluation and judging of  the award submissions, as well as on-going mentoring and support work with previous award winners. The winner of our award in 2016 was Open Energi, a rapidly growing innovative UK company that works with large energy users to decrease their consumption within agreed parameters.

ClientEarth is a legal firm which is “committed to ensuring a healthy planet”. ClientEarth’s lawyers are pushing governments to implement strong environmental laws locally and globally.


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.

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          UK Parliamentary Select Committee presentation on Green Finance.
        

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.

Impax engaged policy-makers on the following topics in 2016:

  • Encouraging governments to adopt strong Paris Climate Agreement NDCs (IIGCC)
  • Letters to G20 leaders to ratify the Paris Agreement and to adopt strong, long-term energy and climate policies (IIGCC)
  • Letter to George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK, to ask the government to maintain the obligation for UK companies to report their GHG emissions. (IIGCC)
  • SEC had a public consultation regarding modernising financial (and non-financial) disclosure requirements. Impax submitted its own comments, but also participated in a collaborative response with Ceres / INCR.
  • Participated individually and together with the IIGCC in the TCFD climate disclosure consultation.
  • Letter Global Stock Exchanges and IOSCO demanding exchanges to promote transparency in their markets; issuing guidance for companies on ESG disclosure and introducing incentives aimed at encouraging voluntary reporting on ESG issues, highlighting ESG issues in existing definitions of what constitutes material information for the purposes of corporate reporting. (UN PRI)
  • Letter to Donald Trump, the US Congress and global leaders at COP22 in Marrakech with a short statement that simply affirms the business and investor commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and a low-carbon economy in the US. (CERES / INCR).
  • Impax presented for the UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Green Finance.
  • Impax part of an investor delegation to Brussels, regarding Green Finance and Infrastructure.
  • Impax part of a detailed consultation / survey with the European Chemical Agency (regulator) on sustainability in the chemical sector from an investor perspective.
  • Meeting with the Finnish Corporate Governance regulatory body, to encourage improvements in the transparency and shareholder rights regarding proxy voting practices for Finnish companies.

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