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Wellington Management Company LLP

PRI reporting framework 2018

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LEA 03. Process for identifying and prioritising engagement activities


03.1. 貴社内のスタッフが実行するエンゲージメント活動を特定し、優先順位を決定する正式なプロセスが貴社にあるかどうか示してください。

03.2. 貴社内のスタッフが実行するエンゲージメントを特定し、優先順位を決定する際に使用する基準を説明してください。

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

The prioritization of our engagement activity can come from any part of the ESG Research team’s process – ratings and research, portfolio reviews with portfolio managers, or proxy voting.

As one component of the firm’s research process, companies are assigned an ESG rating using a proprietary, systematic process that uses third-party inputs and considers industry, home market, and company size in defining the peer universe. Each rating reflects a peer-relative assessment, thus comparison versus peers is most meaningful. Importantly, the rating is not a buy or sell signal but rather helps to flag companies and provides a starting point for deeper analysis. Because ESG ratings for a given peer group are assigned based on a normal distribution, the ratings naturally identify positive and negative outliers which may warrant further research and engagement. We may choose to engage with a negative outlier company to ensure that the rating is capturing the company’s full scope of procedures and disclosures, to provide direct feedback to the company on a particular issue, or to check in on the company’s progress since we last spoke. We may choose to engage with a positive outlier to hear about emerging best practices in a particular industry, which helps us provide better feedback to other companies in the sector when we engage on the same topic.

Another source of prioritization comes from the portfolio review process. An ESG analyst performs portfolio reviews with portfolio managers to identify holdings with the greatest ESG risks and opportunities. These conversations often lead the portfolio manager to provide feedback about the companies which s/he would like the ESG Research team to engage with and potentially influence behavior.

In certain instances, the ESG Research team will engage with companies prior to an annual general meeting in the event that the company did not receive strong support from shareholders in the prior year. In particular, the team seeks to understand whether the board has been receptive to shareholder feedback and made substantial changes to improve the proposal.

LEA 04. Objectives for engagement activities


04.1. 貴社内のスタッフが実行する貴社のエンゲージメント活動に具体的な目的を定義しているかどうかを記載してください。

04.2. 貴社内のスタッフが実行する貴社のエンゲージメントを受けた企業の行動をエンゲージメント中および後で監視しているかどうかを記載してください。

04.3. 貴社内のスタッフが行うエンゲージメント活動の進捗を監視のうえ評価するために以下のいずれかを実施しているかどうか示してください。

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]



LEA 09. Share insights from engagements with internal/external managers

09.1. エンゲージメントから得た考察を、貴社内の運用担当者や貴社外の運用会社と共有しているかどうかを記載してください。



09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

In 2017, the ESG Research team built out a tool that allows the team to better track and communicate engagement activity. This involves tagging the relevant ESG indicators discussed and assessing the company's progress on each indicator. The tool then emails an engagement note directly to portfolio managers and analysts who own or follow the company.

Each company within the ESG Research team’s coverage has a dedicated ESG page on the central investment collaboration platform which shows an explanation of what is driving the company’s ratings, recent company engagements, and proxy voting activity and history. This page also provides a historical view of the company’s rating over time and identifies leaders and laggards based on its relevant peer set.

LEA 10. Tracking number of engagements

10.1. 貴社がエンゲージメントの数を追跡しているかどうかを記載してください。


10.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

The ESG Research team's engagement tracking tool allows for the tracking of all ESG-led engagements. ESG analysts join meetings with companies hosted by equity and credit analysts and portfolio managers, and vice versa. Wellington uses a global investor calendar to log meetings with companies across all investment teams and facilitate collaboration across teams in these meetings.