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PRI reporting framework 2019

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Implementation processes

LEI 01. Percentage of each incorporation strategy

01.1. Indicate (1) which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed listed equities and (2) the breakdown of your actively managed listed equities by strategy or combination of strategies (+/- 5%)

ESG incorporation strategy (select all that apply)

Percentage of active listed equity to which the strategy is applied
95 %
Percentage of active listed equity to which the strategy is applied
5 %
Total actively managed listed equities 100%

01.2. Describe your organisation’s approach to incorporation and the reasons for choosing the particular ESG incorporation strategy/strategies.

VanEck’s (the “Firm’s”) approach to responsible investment incorporates environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) responsibilities into its active investment process. VanEck views ESG factors as fundamental and integral components of its active investment process and is committed to incorporating them, where possible, into its active investment analysis, decision making, and ownership policies.

VanEck believes that it is in the interest of its clients to consider these factors when making an investment decision. It also believes that a strong or genuinely improving ESG record should translate into a company’s differentiated financial performance and may have an impact on valuation. It further believes that companies exhibiting strong ESG practices will more likely be successful over the medium to long term.

The Firm believes, in addition, that an essential part of its responsibility to clients is not only to encourage change that can enhance, protect, and provide opportunities for long-term returns for shareholders, but also to seek to mitigate associated risks.

VanEck has the ability to customize separately managed accounts and manage them with screens. This it does for some clients.

 

01.3. If assets are managed using a combination of ESG incorporation strategies, briefly describe how these combinations are used. [Optional]


LEI 02. Type of ESG information used in investment decision (Private)


LEI 03. Information from engagement and/or voting used in investment decision-making (Private)


(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

Only for certain clients that have separately managed accounts to which we apply customized screening criteria.

04.2. Describe how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made to your screening criteria.

Customized screening criteria are provided by certain separately managed account clients.


LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure screening is based on robust analysis.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)


(C) Implementation: Integration of ESG factors

LEI 08. Review ESG issues while researching companies/sectors

08.1. Indicate the ESG factors you systematically research as part of your investment analysis and the proportion of actively managed listed equity portfolios that is impacted by this analysis.

ESG issues

Proportion impacted by analysis
Environmental

Environmental

Social

Social

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 09. Processes to ensure integration is based on robust analysis

09.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG integration is based on a robust analysis.

09.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your integration strategy.

09.4. Indicate how frequently you review internal research that builds your ESG integration strategy.

09.5. Describe how ESG information is held and used by your portfolio managers.

09.6. Additional information.[Optional]


LEI 10. Aspects of analysis ESG information is integrated into (Private)


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