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CDC Group plc

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ESG issues in asset allocation

SG 13. ESG issues in strategic asset allocation

13.1. Indicate whether the organisation undertakes scenario analysis and/or modelling and provide a description of the scenario analysis (by asset class, sector, strategic asset allocation, etc.).

Describe CDC incorporates the consideration of material ESG factors across asset classes and sectors during due diligence and conducts additional analysis where needed to further understand the full impact of ESG risks and mitigation options as well as value-adding opportunities.
Describe When applicable, CDC incorporates consideration of climate-related risks and opportunities through, for example, climate change risk and impact assessments conducted primarily at company-level and most often in infrastructure, power, and agriculture.

13.2. Indicate if your organisation considers ESG issues in strategic asset allocation and/or allocation of assets between sectors or geographic markets.

We do the following

          While we do not strategically allocate assets into E&S categories in pre-determined pots, many investments align with E&S themes (see 13.3)
        

13.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

While we do not strategically allocate assets into different E&S categories in pre-determined pots, many of our investments align with E&S themes due to the nature of our focus on development impact in investments. This is reflected in the breakdown listed in SG 15.1.


SG 13 CC.


SG 14. Long term investment risks and opportunity (Private)


SG 14 CC.


SG 15. Allocation of assets to environmental and social themed areas

15.1. Indicate if your organisation allocates assets to, or manages, funds based on specific environmental and social themed areas.

15.2. Indicate the percentage of your total AUM invested in environmental and social themed areas.

28 %

15.3. Specify which thematic area(s) you invest in, indicate the percentage of your AUM in the particular asset class and provide a brief description.

Area

Asset class invested

2.82 % of AUM
.77 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Loans and direct equity into companies whose purpose or product is renewable energy (e.g. solar power), and intermediated equity investments into funds that specialise in or focus on renewable energy

This does not include CDC's commitment of $130 million to its Offgrid Solar Strategy, a debt facility for off-grid solar investments; nor does it include the $90 million committed to its Resource Efficiency Facility (REF), a facility for investees providing grant and sub-commercial finance for energy, water and waste efficiency interventions and renewable energy projects.

Asset class invested

.09 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Direct investment into company that produces low-carbon bricks for greener buildings

Asset class invested

.15 % of AUM
.94 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Loans and direct equity into companies whose purpose or product is sustainable forestry, and intermediated equity investments into funds that specialise in or focus on sustainable forestry

Asset class invested

.25 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Intermediated equity investments into fund that specialises in or focuses on sustainable agriculture

Asset class invested

4.39 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

"Inclusive finance" is defined here as financing that is provided directly into companies or private equity funds that focus on microfinance or inclusive SMEs. As a result, this is not being captured in "private equity" or "FI - corporate (financial)", to avoid double counting.

Asset class invested

.67 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

"Inclusive finance" is defined here as financing that is provided directly into companies or private equity funds that focus on microfinance or inclusive SMEs. As a result, this is not being captured in "private equity", to avoid double counting.

Asset class invested

.18 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Intermediated equity investments into fund that specialises in or focuses on affordable housing

Asset class invested

.97 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Direct equity investments into education companies

Asset class invested

1.67 % of AUM

Brief description and measures of investment

Intermediated equity investment into fund that specialises in or focuses on global health, as well as direct equity investment into MedAccess, CDC's innovative social finance company committed to expanding and accelerating access to life-saving medicines, vaccines and diagnostics in Africa and South Asia.

Please note we have not included investments into healthcare companies and hospitals that do not have a global approach.

15.4. Please attach any supporting information you wish to include. [OPTIONAL]



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