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ACTIAM

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]

Founding Signatory Sponsor Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance (Impact Investing), (been) active in several Steering Committees and engagements through PRI (water risk, carbon disclosure, climate lobbying, etc.)

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]

ACTIAM is an investor signatory and set up a joint engagement in 2015 (focused on carbon emissions by automobile producers).

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]

Investor signatory

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]

ACTIAM is an investor signatory and set up a joint engagement in 2016 (focused on water management and disclosure.)

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]

Member (basic) & Investment committee member (advanced)

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]

Participant in the investors' council; one of the ACTIAM Impact Investing managing directors was European Liaison to the GIIN.

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]

Member

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]

ACTIAM is part of the Executive Committee of the GBP and member of three working groups

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]

ACTIAM is part of the CERES investor water hub

          VBDO (Dutch Sif)
        

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]

  • Financial support
  • Member of steering committee analyst 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]

ACTIAM joined working group Principles for positive impact finance

          Natural Capital Declaration
        

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]

Member / signatory

          PCAF
        

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]

ACTIAM is one of the eleven Dutch financial institutions, which jointly established the platform naming Platform Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). The initiative was founded by our client ASN Bank and is focused on developing a standard method for the calculation of the carbon footprint of investments.

          Several working groups on the Platform for Sustainable Finance by the Dutch central bank
        

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]

Climate, SDGs, Impact measurement

          Verbond voor Verzekeraars
        

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]

Member. Also several staff members, including the board of directors, are involved in different committees and consultative bodies at the Verbond voor Verzekeraars. Participating in IMVO Convenant.


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.

90 %

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

          Within ACTIAM, the ESG Research team provides support to various internal departments and/or clients on sustainability. For example, during the annual client participants meeting for pension funds,  ESG Research provides a training on (combining) ESG and financial data
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          ESG Research has one or two interns on average. These are often university students doing their Master thesis and research. We offer the students a place in our team and provide the necessary support, knowledge, contacts and data.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          The ACTIAM ESG Committee (responsible for approving and reviewing ESG policies and procedures) has one place for an external professor in Ethics, Organisations and Society. The person takes place in the (at least) quarterly meetings and is available ad hoc for questions or dilemmas. He is also involved in supporting interns.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          ACTIAM is active in platforms, forums and wants to contribute to the RI industry.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          ACTIAM has spoken on several (inter)national events regarding responsible investment.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          For example, a research article has been written in 2018 on biodiversity https://www.actiam.com/siteassets/4_verantwoord/documenten/nl/actiam_perspective_biodiversiteit.pdf
There are regulair thought leadership papers published by the ESG department in collaboration with Marketing and Communication. Furthermore, there is a quarterly ESG report written and public available on the website.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          During the selection process of external managers, one of the criteria of a manager is to be PRI signatory.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          To contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of natural capital ACTIAM has committed to work on the theme of Natural Capital in the post Platform BEE era and to integrate the subject more deeply in our daily operations.  https://www.actiam.com/siteassets/4_verantwoord/documenten/nl/vb_ivst_denhaag_businessaccord_naturalcapital.pdf
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Published an article on Impact Investing on the Dutch Fund news website: https://www.fondsnieuws.nl/partners/actiam/actiam-impact-investing-oog-voor-detail. 
Furthermore, two colleagues are regular contributors of ESG Articles for a national news paper, see for example: https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/2976698/column-gelukkig-nieuw-jaar or https://www.telegraaf.nl/video/3274608/dit-moeten-de-turken-uitzieken
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Palm Oil, 2xWater, Deforestation
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          In the Executive Committee of GBP
        

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

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

If yes

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

These interactions cover varying RI topics. Some examples:

  • Investor statement on Arctic oil exploration: We have asked governments of Arctic states to establish a moratorium on oil drilling in the Arctic high seas, to not grant permits for high biodiversity areas, and to take into account the Paris agreement in the permit process.
  • Letter to the G20 regarding climate change: asking the governments to join/ratify the Paris agreement, Implement the 2015 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change's recommendations for governments, Support a doubling of global investment in clean energy by 2020, Prioritize implementation of, and prepare to strengthen, INDCs, Prioritize rulemaking by national financial regulators to require disclosure of material climate risks, Welcome the work of the G20 green finance study group.
  • Cancun Business and Biodiversity Pledge: We call on governments and policy makers to engage with businesses as they implement their obligations under international biodiversity conventions, and to create the necessary policy conditions that will encourage the mainstreaming of biodiversity and sustainability considerations into their day-to-day activities, business models and risk frameworks.
  • Global investor statement on anti-microbial resistance: This Statement calls on UN member states to bring clarity to antibiotic use recommendations currently in place through the implementation of stringent national and regional regulations, which will ensure that public health sits firmly at the heart of the food system.
  • EU Community of Practice for Finance and Biodiversity Mission Statement: includes the promotion of an enabling regulatory environment capable of: a) fostering biodiversity investments; and b) supporting the integration of biodiversity and natural capital into mainstream financial decisions.
  • Investor Statement on the Deadly Fire at Tampaco Foils Factory in Bangladesh: It is incumbent on the government of Bangladesh to increase the number and effectiveness of its factory safety inspections. Further, as demand fuels the construction of new factories, it is critical that the granting of new construction permits be contingent on adherence to stringent fire and safety guidelines that include boiler safety.
  • Letter to a government (not publicly available): we sent a letter to a European government concerning a probe into a company of which it is a shareholder, requesting objectivity and independency of the research into the company.

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