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Taurus Funds Management Pty Limited

PRI reporting framework 2018

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(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

We seek to invest in mining and metals companies developing projects around the world.  We exclude certain commodity groups and countries where we feel political risks are unacceptable. We also exclude opportunities where we feel the management of ESG matters would not be adequately addressed.

Undertaken responsibly, mining investment can contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development at the community level. Mining can be a positive influence, providing employment and infrastructure and supporting community development such as education and healthcare programs.

We invest in companies that are developing mining projects, often in remote locations in emerging market nations, and so we must carefully assess, monitor and manage the impact on local communities and environments and ensure that these projects are developed in accordance with responsible investment principles. Where we identify fatal flaws in an investment opportunity resulting from ESG issues then we will decline to invest even if the investment returns appear promising. It is critical to incorporate an analysis of such factors into our investment selection approach.

04.2. Describe how the screening criteria are established, how often the criteria are reviewed and how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made.

Screening criteria are generally disclosed in detail in fund documentation. Changes to these require supermajority investor approval. In addition, we apply our Board-approved ESG policy to the screening of opportunities.


LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure screening is based on robust analysis.

05.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your ESG screening strategy.

05.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings are updated for screening purposes.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Not Completed)


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