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Silk Invest Ltd.

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Implementation processes

LEI 03. Percentage of each incorporation strategy

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

03.1. Indicate (1) which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed listed equities and (2) the breakdown of your actively managed listed equities by strategy or combination of strategies (+/- 5%)

ESG incorporation strategy (select all that apply)

Percentage of active listed equity to which the strategy is applied
100 %
Total actively managed listed equities 100%

03.2. Describe your organisation’s approach to incorporation and the reasons for choosing the particular ESG incorporation strategy/strategies.

Silk Invest incorporates ESG analysis into the investment process on both a country and individual company basis and has made it part of our investment philosophy.  Silk Invest complies with United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and sets the following standards as part of our process:

Principle I - Silk Invest focuses on countries with improving institutions

Principle II – Management quality and alignment of interests is key

Principle III - Silk Invest targets high development impact sectors

Principle IV – Invest in companies with sustainable and innovative business model

Principle V – The enforcement of good governance practices

Principle VI – Alignment to International Standards

LEI 02.1 Has the full description of our standards.

03.3. Where assets are managed using a combination of ESG incorporation strategies, briefly describe how these combinations are used. [Optional]


LEI 04. Type of ESG information used in investment decision (Private)


LEI 05. Information from engagement and/or voting used in investment decision-making (Private)


(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 06. Types of screening applied

06.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

Beyond our internal ESG scoring, Silk Invest works with Sustainalytics to screen companies on three areas:

Confirmation on sector exclusions: Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell/ Human Cloning, Adult Entertainment, Firearms, Military Weapons and Tobacco

Confirmation that company has no controversies related to: Employees, Labour Rights in the Supply Chain, Environment, Society & Community

In addition we have a separate account that adds an additional Gender Gap filter on our investments.

06.2. Describe how the screening criteria are established, how often the criteria are reviewed and how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made.

We have an internal screening, as well as external screening that are provided by our external provider Sustainalytics. Both criteria are reviewed on an annual basis.


LEI 07. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

07.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure screening is based on robust analysis.

07.2. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 08. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)


(C) Implementation: Integration of ESG issues

LEI 10. Review ESG issues while researching companies/sectors

10.1. Indicate if E, S and G issues are reviewed while researching companies and/or sectors in active strategies.

ESG issues

Coverage/extent of review on these issues

Environmental

Environmental

Social

Social

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

10.2. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 11. Processes to ensure integration is based on robust analysis (Private)


LEI 12. Aspects of analysis ESG information is integrated into (Private)


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