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PRI reporting framework 2018

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PE 01. Description of approach to RI

01.1. Provide a brief overview of your organisation’s approach to responsible investment in private equity.

This asset class has undergone a significant change in reporting perimeter in 2016. CDC
International Capital, representing the majority of unlisted assets under previous repording, became
a signatory of the PRI in 2015 and presently reports independently.

The remaining Direct Private Equity portfolio at the public institution (<0.1%AUM) is mainly composed of semi-public companies and social businesses. The activity is covered by CDC Group ESG Policy on private equity (due diligence, introduction of ESG contractual clauses in as much as possible) and is part of the working group on Trajectory 2C.

PE 02. Investment guidelines and RI

02.1. Indicate whether your organisation’s investment activities are guided by a responsible investment policy / follow responsible investment guidelines.

02.2. Describe how your organisation outlines expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues in investment activities.

The umbrella RI charter and climate policy include expectations regarding the integration of ESG criteria, the shareholder dialogue, exclusions, etc.