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Pre-investment (selection)

INF 08. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

08.1. Indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting infrastructure investments.

08.2. Describe your organisation's approach to incorporating ESG issues in infrastructure investment selection.

Deal teams are responsible for flagging any initial ESG issues at the screening stage, working with the RI team on a due diligence plan to address any issues including obtaining formal approval for expenditures on external consultants, as required, and detailing at the investment decision stage how these issues were mitigated. When necessary, the RI specialist will be a member of the deal team bringing an opportunity forward for a decision. In addition, key ESG concerns are identified proactively on a country and regional basis. These concerns are then confirmed, dismissed or modified as a result of work on individual opportunities. For example, we have identified labour rights concerns as particularly (but not exclusively) pertinent for some US states and all emerging and frontier markets.


INF 09. ESG advice and research when selecting investments (Private)


INF 10. Examples of ESG issues in investment selection process

10.1. Indicate which E, S and/or G issues are typically considered by your organisation in the investment selection process and list up to three typical examples per issue.

ESG issues

List up to three typical examples of environmental issues

          Regulatory compliance
        
          Regulatory support for alternative energy
        
          
        

List up to three typical examples of social issues

          Labour rights
        
          Human rights
        
          
        

List up to three typical examples of governance issues

          This is always an area of focus for us and, in this instance, included structural consideration of alignment of interests and negative controls.
        
          
        
          
        

10.2. Additional information. [Optional]


INF 11. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection (Private)


INF 12. ESG issues impact in selection process (Private)


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