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PRI reporting framework 2017

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Governance and human resources

SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities


Roles present in your organisation

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07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

Oversight responsibility for the investment team's pre-investment ESG due diligence activities executed through direct interaction with investment team members

Oversight of  the portfolio's ESG performance executed through the implementation of an annual data collection cycle through a dedicated software tool and direct liaison with responsible individuals at the portfolio company

Accountability for the reporting of the portfolio companies ESG performance executed through compilation, analysis and subsequent publication of the sustainability report

Oversight for the Firm's implementation of ESG processes through membership of the Firm's sustainability committee and direct reporting into the executive committee

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

1 Number

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

The Apax philosophy is that responsible investing should be embedded within the day to day activities of each and every investment team member and not carved out to a team of dedicated responsible investment staff as this would move the Responsible Investment responsibility away from the investment team who are ultimately responsible for the overall performance of the Apax Funds portfolio companies (including ESG performance).

The Apax sustainability committee which consists of 6 members drawn from different areas within the firm oversees all activities related to responsible investment and ensures that the Apax RI policies and processes are implemented and adhered to. In addition there is one member of staff who is responsible and accountable for the oversight and implementation of responsible investment.

SG 08. RI in performance management, reward and/or personal development (Private)