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Colonial First State Global Asset Management (including First State Investments)

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

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We are members and have been involved in collaborative engagements policy advocacy.

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

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

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

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Member of management committee, chair of investor disclosure working group.

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

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Member of Business Reporting Leaders Forum Australia

          UKSIF, Eurosif, ASRIA, RIAA
        

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

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Chairman RIAA, Board member UKSIF, President EuroSIF, Governance committee RIAA.

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

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Participant in ERisc project.

          Investment Leaders Group
        

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

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Financial contributor Chair of Long-term mandates working group.

          Towers Watson - Thinking Ahead Institute
        

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

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Member of Investment Belief working group

          ACSI / Ownership matter - Board Confidence Index
        

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

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We complete an annual governance survey of the ASX100 companies which is used for engagement purposes.

          Financial Services Council (Australia)
        

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

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Member of ESG committee. Member of investment committee.


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

Member of Cambridge University's Responsible Investment Leaders Group.

Spoke at a range of conferences and forums including in relation to integrated reporting, corporate governance, and responsible investment events in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA.

Have written pieces for a variety of publications and our own website/clients.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

In Europe we engaged with the policy process through our membership of the UK Sustainable Investment Forum, EuroSIF and the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change.

In Asia we are engaged with the policy process through the Asian Corporate Governance Association. 

In Australia we engaged through the Financial Services Council, the Investor Group on Climate Change and the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia. We also provided feedback to the PRI's Australia roadmap on fiduciary duty 

Issues addressed in the engagements ranged from climate change policy, stewardship codes, fiduciary duty, investor disclosure, company disclosure and impact investment. 


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