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Zouk Capital

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

          Sustainable Impact Assessment framework
        

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

Zouk focuses exclusively on two core aspects of the market: renewable energy and environmental infrastructure, and technology growth capital. Consideration of ESG is an integral part of Zouk’s investment process. Actively assessing opportunities to add value through ESG improvements, Zouk evaluates ESG issues and incorporate findings into its due diligence, investment agreements, asset ownerships and exit strategies, and regularly monitors progress on ESG matters. Through our investment in resource-efficient companies, Zouk has built on its commitment to harness market-based solutions to help support efficiencies within these companies and the broader economy, working with companies to address any challenges. 

 

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

As a long-term responsible investor, Zouk has embraced a Responsible Investment Policy (“RI policy”) that promotes ESG value creation through its investments. 

Zouk first started formalising its ESG practices in 2006 and has regularly improved upon and updated this knowledge base, which is now incorporated into Zouk’s ESG Policy manual. As detailed in Zouk’s ESG Policy, ESG considerations are integral to every step of the investment process and lifecycle. Zouk evaluates ESG issues and incorporates findings into its due diligence and investment agreements as well as regularly monitors progress on ESG matters. Zouk’s ESG Policy also includes an innovative and bespoke methodology for assessing the sustainability within companies.

Today, Zouk’s ESG Policy continues to build on years of thought leadership and investment experience in sustainability and aims to continually incorporate industry best practices.

01.6. Additional information [Optional].

          
        
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SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Not Applicable)


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

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02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

02.3. Additional information [Optional].

  • Zouk’s Infrastructure funds are inherently sustainable with focus on next generation energy and environmental assets. Our strategy has always been at the forefront of investing in the next iteration of clean energy from solar to wind, waste-to-energy, battery storage and most recently electric vehicle charging.
  • Our Technology Growth funds invest in technology companies, helping to accelerate growth, whilst at the same time delivering scalable social and environmental impact. Digital technology is massively expanding the scope for delivering sustainability and resource efficiency at scale across all sectors.

Zouk has an integrated approach to responsible investment. All investments are measured through Zouk’s bespoke ‘Sustainable Impact Assessment’ methodology. Our Sustainability Impact Assessment methodology has been developed and is being implemented to further formalize and systematize the ESG assessment practices that the investment team has been employing to date, drawing on its learnings from our previous fund and best market practices. Zouk’s bespoke ESG policies for each asset class are not publicly disclosed.


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

Zouk has a clear policy to mitigate any potential conflict of interests. 

Part from Zouk Capital's Compliance Manual - May 2018

Arrangements for managing conflicts 

Governance 

  • The Firm has robust governance arrangements. Key business decisions are taken by the Board and are recorded.
  • The Compliance Officer reports directly to the Board

Disclosure of Personal Conflicts 

Employees and owners are required to disclose conflicts of interest. Employees will disclose any conflicts of interest to their line manager who in turn will inform the Compliance Officer. Owners will disclose any conflicts directly to the Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer will record in the appropriate register and inform the Board of any action taken.

Disclosure to Clients 

If our arrangements to manage a conflict of interest are not sufficient to ensure with reasonable confidence that the risk of damage to that client’s interests is prevented, we will inform the client, in a durable medium, of the general nature and/or source of the conflict in such a way that an informed decision can be made by that client before business is undertaken.

Othere systems and controls 

  • Recruitment
  • Training 
  • Compliance and Procedures Manuals
  • Periodic Compliance Monitoring 
  • Management Information 

 

 

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)


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