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Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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

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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On behalf of the marketing committee for PRI Quebec, Michel Brutti, Senior Partner and ISC Member, has participated in more than 10 meetings during the past 12 months to promote PRI Membership among Asset Owners in Quebec.  

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

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Engaged non-responding portfolio companies to complete the CDP Climate Change questionnaire. 

          RIA Canada
        

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

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Aaron Bennett, Senior Research Analyst,  is a member of the Toronto Steering Committee for RIA.  Mark Fattedad, Institutional and Private Wealth Management, is a member of the Vancouver RIA Working Group.  Walter Viguiliouk is a member of the RIA Impact Investing Working Group.

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

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The firm was a sponsor of annual Pension Forums in Vancouver and Manitoba.   We were also a guest speaker at the Vancouver Forum in February 2016.

          Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
        

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

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 In 2003, Stephen Jarislowsky co-founded the CCGG to promote good governance practices in the companies owned by its members. In 2016, Dan Hanson, Partner and ISC member, became a founding member of the CCGG E&S Committee. As at December 31, 2016, CCGG members together manage more than $3.0 trillion in assets on behalf of Canadian investors.

          Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
        

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

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Dan Hanson, Partner and ISC member, served as a founding member of the SASB Board of Directors 2011-2016, and joined the Investor Advisory Group as a founding member in 2016. SASB's objective is to establish industry-specific accounting standards for material sustainability issues for use by U.S. publicly listed corporations and their investors.

          Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)
        

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

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Dan Hanson, Partner and ISC member, is a member of the Board of Directors. GISR's mission is to design and steward a global sustainability (ESG) ratings standard to expand and accelerate the contribution of business and other organizations worldwide to sustainable development.


SG 10. Promoting RI independently (Not Completed)


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


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