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CDC - Caisse des dépôts et consignations

PRI reporting framework 2018

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LEA 01. Description of approach to engagement

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

01.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal engagement policy.

01.2. Attach or provide a URL to your engagement policy.

01.3. Indicate what your engagement policy covers:

01.4. Provide a brief overview of your organization’s approach to engagement

Caisse des Dépôts is an active shareholder.
It exercices its voting rights at the shareholder meetings for all the companies in which it owns
securities, following its guidelined and assisted in this task by an Expert Governance Committee
realizing internal analysis of voting guidelines implementation.
It enters into a regular bilateral dialogue with the companies in which it is a shareholder. This
engagement policy is part of the broader RI Charter, and some engagement topics are detailled in governance guidelines and climate change policy:

01.6. Additional information [optional]

LEA 02. Reasoning for interaction on ESG issues

02.1. Indicate the method of engagement, giving reasons for the interaction.

Type of engagement

Reason for interaction

Individual/Internal staff engagements
Collaborative engagements

Please specify why your organisation does not engage via collaborative engagements.

CDC favors bilateral engagement. Nevertheless, due to the significance of the initiative and allocation in new geographies for direct equities where climate change is a significant issue and CDC has less lever, CDC joined Climate Action 100+ in December 2017.

As the initiative is structuring itself in 2017, this will be reflected in 2018 reporting.

Service provider engagements

Please specify why your organisation does not engage via service providers.

CDC portfolio managers engage directly, to ensure consistency of the engagement, voting and investment decisions. 


02.2. Additional information. [Optional]

In 2017 the Group has not directly participated in collaborative engagement initiatives, but joined
the Climate Action 100+ initiative in december 2017.