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Comgest

PRI reporting framework 2018

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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.

Select all that apply

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]

Comgest participated in engagement initiatives through the UN PRI Collaboration Platform: — supply chain in the textile and electronics industries — water consumption disclosure at several food & beverage companies — Labour issues in the agricultural supply chain — cybersecurity.

The 3 ESG analysts took part in the PRI In Person conference in Berlin.

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]

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]

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]

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 took part in the annual ICGN conference in Paris and Comgest was a sponsor of the event. One member of the Comgest ESG team is part of the ICGN Academy and taught a course on Engagement at the ICGN ESG Integration course taking place in December 2017.

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]

Comgest is engaged in promoting the IIRC via the meetings it holds with investee companies and via special events (calls or meetings hosted by the IIRC...). By showing why it is important and how it can be adopted, Comgest has been instrumental in accelerating its adoption by various firms, and in France in particular.

          RI technical committee of AFG (French Asset Management association)
        

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]

An ESG analyst takes part to regular meetings of the commission

          Corporate Governance technical committee of the AFG (French Asset Management association)
        

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]

An ESG analyst takes part to regular meetings of the commission.

          Extra-financial analysis commission of the SFAF (French Association of Financial Analysts)
        

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]

An ESG analyst takes part to regular meetings of the commission.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Not Applicable)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

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

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          In the context of the ICGN Annual Conference held in Paris, one of Comgest's ESG analysts was invited to become a member of the ICGN Academy and to give a course on ESG Integration and on Engagement in particular. The audience was made of junior and senior investment professionals from Asset Managers and Asset Owners.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Comgest has been contacted to take part to one-on-one meetings with professor and researcher on various academic projects.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          we encourage and support brokers and asset owners with whom we have relationships to invest in and disclose more on their responsible investment practices. For example, one such instance was at the "Ateliers de la Finance Responsable" in June 2017 in Paris.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          our CEO and CIO has spoken publicly at a conference hosted by the OECD for national regulators of pension funds, in order to demonstrate why and how ESG integration makes total sense for long-term investors
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          In 2017, we have convinced an asset owner (which happens to be one of our clients) to become a signatory.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Comgest responds to RI-related consultations initiated by national and European regulators and various NGOs (including Oxfam).
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Comgest does write publications in various media such as the Financial Times, IPE or else.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Comgest has one of its ESG analyst as a member of the committee on ESG integration in Equities of the PRI.
        

Frequency of contribution

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


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.

Comgest participated in a public consultation on responsible investment practices and reporting in French open-ended funds.


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