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Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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]

ESG Specialist participated in UNPRI's annual conference. Also, Senior Investment Manager and and ESG Specialist attended UNPRI's Japan Regional network's seminars throughout the year. The ESG Specialist made a presentation in a seminar held by UNPRI Japan Network.

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]

Head of Responsible Investment participated as a panelist speaker in a seminar held by CDP Climate Change.

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]

ESG Specialist attended a seminar held by CDP Water.

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]

ESG Specialist participated in a seminar held by CFA Institute Centre.

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]

ESG Specialist partook in a seminar of Green Bond Principles organised by International Capital Market Association.

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]

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management partakes in a UNPRI and IIGCC-led collaborative engageement, "Climate Action 100+". ESG Specialist participated telephone conferences organized by IIGCC.

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]

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management became a member of ICGN in November 2017. ESG Specialist attended its annual conference.

          Japan Sustainable Investment Forum (JSIF)
        

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]

ESG Specialist participated in seminars held by JSIF several times throughout the year. Also, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management supported the organization financially for its publishing the annual booklet, which summerized the Japanese ESG outlook.

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]

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management is a participant of  UN Global Compact's Action Platform of Financial Innovation for the SDGs. ESG Specialist partakes in the workstream, "Mapping and Matching SDG Investors and Investments". 

          Japan Investor Relations 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]

Head of Responsible Investment Office delivered a lecture for the personnels of Investors Relations at a seminar organized by Japan Investor Relations Association.

          Japan Stewardship Forum
        

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]

Senior Investment Manager and ESG Specialist participated in seminars organized by Japan Stewardship Forum several times a year.

          Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century
        

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]

Senior Analyst participated in the panel discussion held by Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century a few times. Also, ESG Specialist attended seminars organized by Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century throughout the year. Also, one of our ESG funds received a "Special Award" from the Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century in the category of "Most Outstanding Initiatives (Minister of the Environment Award)".

          Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project
        

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]

Our analysts engaged with 27 companies through Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project. Also, Senior Analyst partook in a seminar as a speaker held by Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project. ESG Specialist attended seminars held by Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project throughout the year.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

85 %

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

          ESG Specialist gave a lecture for a client regarding global ESG issues.Also, the Specialist conducted lectures internal investment managers.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management has financially supported Japan Sustainable Investment Forum's questionnaire of Japan's ESG trend.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Head of Responsible Investment Office delivered a lecture at the master programme of Aoyama Gakuin University.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          SNAM's analysts served as examiners for various awards such as The Securities Analysts Association of Japan (Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure), Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA IR Awards) and Nikkei (Nikkei Annual Report Awards), encouraging companies to increase transapency for their disclosures.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Head of Responsible Investment Office delivered a lecture at a seminar of Japan Investor Relations Association for the personnels involved in Investor Relations. Also, he conducted a lecture at a seminar held by CDP. In addition, ESG Specialist spoke at events in PRI Japan Network for joining Climate Action 100+. Also, the Specialist conducted a presentation on SNAM's investment approach in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Senior Analyst and ESG Specialist conducted a presentation at Environmental Partnership Organizing Club.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We encouraged our external managers to become a member of UNPRI. As a result, 2 of them became signatories to UNPRI.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Senior Analyst served as a co-author for a book about responsible investment.
        

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 (Private)


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