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Macquarie Asset Management

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]

MAM engages with PRI staff on responsible investment activities and reporting.

During the reporting year, MAM representatives were members of PRI's Supply Chain Working Group which worked on guidance ('Managing ESG risk in the supply chains of private companies and assets') that was released in November 2017.

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]

As a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Macquarie reports detailed information about its approach to the risks and opportunities arising from climate change. Macquarie’s annual responses are available on the CDP website.

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]

MIRA is a very active participant in GRESB Infrastructure, regularly engaging with GRESB on the development of the assessment, actively encouraging assets to complete the assessments and speaking with investors and other stakeholders on the benefits of participation.

 

 

 

          Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
        

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]

During the reporting period, the deputy global head of MIM was on the board of directors for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


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

          MIRA is a very active participant in GRESB Infrastructure, regularly engaging with GRESB on the development of the assessment, and actively encouraging assets to complete the assessments. MIRA has also provided education sessions/briefings to clients. In addition, ESG is a topic of conversation at most MIRA investor meetings.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          During the reporting year, MIRA sponsored the GRESB Special Report 'Resilience & Real Assets'.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Wrote and published in house ESG papers on responsible investment - please refer to additional information below.
        

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]

ESG research and collaboration

Macquarie Group has industry-leading analysts (independent from MAM)  dedicated to publishing specialist ESG and alternative energy research. The analysis of ESG issues complements Macquarie Group's bottom-up stock valuations and analysis. Macquarie Group published specialist ESG reports in FY18 covering topics such as employee engagement, company ESG ratings and corporate governance. In addition to published research, Macquarie Group hosts corporate and investor engagement programs relating to ESG issues.

 


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Not Completed)


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