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BBC Pension Trust 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)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Hermes was a founder member of the UN PRI and is an active signatory. EOS both leads and participate in collaborative engagements on the PRI Clearinghouse on our behalf. In addition, Hermes provides speakers for signatory events and has participated in a number of asset based working groups, such as the responsible private equity and sovereign bond work streams.

The Scheme has recently signed the Global statement on Investor Obligations and Duties

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

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Hermes EOS is a very active member on our behalf, supporting and participating various ACGA policy and engagement initiatives. Hermes EOS actively participates in and contributing to ACGA quarterly investors group calls; we have joined ACGA delegations to various Asian markets meeting with local regulators and companies and co-authored the ACGA White Papers on corporate governance in Taiwan and Japan.
 

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

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Hermes EOS continued,on our behalf, engagement with a number of companies in Asia to encourage them to participating in the CDP survey; also, they met and discussed with CDP's local partner in China (SynTao) on how to promote best practices among Chinese companies on reporting and disclosure.

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

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Hermes was one of the first non-US investors to join the CII and is an active participant in its work to ensure best stewardship of US equity shareholdings. On our behalf they are active members of the Council and usually attend both its spring and autumn meetings. They also participate in regular conference calls organized by the council and by individual members. Their role entails active participation in debates and panels regarding US and international governance matters and developing best practices. They also use CII as a platform for collaborative engagement with other investors on company and public policy initiatives. 

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

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EOS participates in Eumedion on our behalf and sits on the group's board. In addition, EOS contributed to spearhead letters regarding focus issues for the voting season and to the development of governance best practice in the Netherlands.

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

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We are a member in our own right and have signed up to their  Investor Statements.

Hermes EOS, our service provider, is also a members of IIGCC’s Corporate Working Group on our behalf. They have also signed both the 2014/2015 Investor Statement on Climate Change and a statement on carbon market reform through IIGCC in support of a one-off set- aside of EU Emissions Allowances. They were also party to a letter to the G7 Finance Ministers on Climate Risk ahead of the COP21 talks in Paris supporting long term emissions reductions. 

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

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On our behalf Hermes EOS is an active contributor to the work of the ICGN.  

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

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

On our behalf Hermes takes a number of roles in social investment forums globally. For example, Hermes EOS sits on the board of the Korean Social Investment Forum (KoSIF). Hermes is a member of EuroSIF, KoSIF.

          Forest Footprint Disclosure
        

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

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Hermes EOS participates in the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project (FFD) on our behalf. Hermes was a founding member of the FFD and one of only two investors on the steering committee. EOS supports the work of the FFD by engaging with companies to encourage them to respond to the survey and enhance their disclosure in this area.

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

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Hermes EOS works on our behalf with Assogestioni at major AGMs and voting items at Italian companies


SG 10. Promoting RI independently (Not Completed)


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


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