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Maple-Brown Abbott Limited

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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Maple-Brown Abbott attended two UNPRI conferences and participated in several other UNPRI meetings and initiatives during the reporting year, including networking presentations and webcasts.

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

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Maple-Brown Abbott participated in several conference calls and local presentations / meetings during the reporting year. 

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

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Maple-Brown Abbott Investment Analysts participated in the ACSI sponsored Board Confidence Survey, which aggregated the investment communities' view on the competence and performance of the Board of Directors of each company included in the ASX 100.

Two delegates from Maple-Brown Abbott also participated in the Annual ACSI Conference.

Maple-Brown Abbott has also participated in a working group, initiated by ACSI, to establish an industry framework to improve the integration of ESG into investment manager selection and monitoring.

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

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Maple-Brown Abbott are a CDP Investor Signatory and benefit from the organisations insights including research and online tools.

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

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Maple-Brown Abbott have participated in ESG Research Australia (ESGRA) since inception.  The ESGRA is an Australian association of superannuation funds, fund managers and asset consultants which was established to improve the amount and quality of stock broker ESG research, which in turn, enhances the integration of ESG issues into the investment process.  To facilitate this objective ESGRA presents three awards each year for “Best piece of new ESG research by an analyst or team”, “Best piece of ongoing ESG research by an analyst or team”  and “Best ESG Broker Service”.  Maple-Brown Abbott has sat on the research evaluation committee since its inception, and chaired the committee during the reporting year.  Maple-Brown Abbott have, and continue to be, one of the major sponsors of the Awards presentation lunch.  Maple-Brown Abbott have also acted as an advocate for the organisation and have solicited new membership in this capacity.  ESGRA has been successful in achieving its objectives, with the quantity and quality of ESG related research improving significantly since the association’s inception.

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

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Maple-Brown Abbott are not an official member of this organisation, but have participated in several of IGCC's conferences, presentations and other initiatives during the reporting year.


SG 10. Promoting RI independently (Not Completed)


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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