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South Suez Capital Ltd

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.

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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]

          African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“AVCA”) Sustainability Committee.
        

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]

Matthew Hunt, Director at South Suez Capital, is a Board member of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) Sustainability Committee. The Committee leads research, advocacy and educational initiatives around sustainable development and shares the latest trends and insights on key sustainable investment issues with AVCA members.

The Sustainability Committee assists AVCA to further build on its series of industry research and materials, elevating awareness and understanding of private equity and venture capital in Africa. Last year, ACVA has published its second edition of the AVCA Africa Sustainability Study which focused on job creation in private equity-backed companies. South Suez is committed to supporting AVCA in continuing to shape and promote value-added information about sustainable development in Africa.

Shane Rogel, Managing Director at South Suez Capital, has recently been appointed to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) Compliance & Best Practice Committee. The primary focus of the Compliance & Best Practices Committee (the “Committee”) is to advise and recommend AVCA management and Board of Directors on compliance and best practices which may impact the interests of AVCA members and the African private equity and venture capital industry.

 


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

          We ensure that our underlying fund managers` fund formation contracts, LPAs or side letters incorporate ESG issues. We also ensure that the GPs uphold policies and procedures which resonate with international best practice.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          During our due diligence and monitoring processes, we strongly encourage prospective and existing fund managers to adopt and implement the principles.
        

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 (Private)


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