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Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.

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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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.

Polaris is committed to managing its investments to achieve the best financial return for its investors whilst taking into consideration environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We take an integrated approach to incorporating ESG considerations into our investment decisions with the goals of mitigating risk and enhancing exit premiums. Polaris recognizes that the nature and scope of applicable ESG issues varies between investments which are reflected in our investment approach.

Polaris mission is to contribute to Japanese society through assisting Japanese companies to advance into the global market with their unique technologies and brands. Our investment strategy is focused on companies in the manufacturing / medical related and consumer sectors whose leading technology and brand recognition will support their growth, thereby contributing to growth in the real economy.

An ESG policy and procedures have been developed which outline our approach to integration of ESG issues in our investment activities. The policy is applicable to all of our investments.

Under Polaris ESG policy and procedures, ESG considerations are integrated into each phase of the investment cycle, including during due diligence, investment decision making / investment agreements, post-investment monitoring and exits.

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]

Polaris acts as a responsible investment manager by paying due considerations to the following environmental factors in its investment decisions, as well as in post investment monitoring:

  1. Environment: Air and Water Pollution; Climate Change; Energy Efficiency; Hazardous Materials; Land Degradation; Waste Management
  2. Social: Respect of internationally proclaimed human rights; Avoidance of human rights abuses; Recognition of the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining; Avoidance of any forms of forced labour and child labour; Elimination of discriminatory labour practices; Respect of product safety; Avoidance of involvement in manufacturing, sale or trade of weapons, tobacco products, gambling services, prostitution and illegal drugs; Avoidance of association with anti-social forces, individuals, groups or institutions.
  3. Corporate Governance: Corruption and Bribery; Anti-competitive Practices; Board Compositions; Compliance; Internal Controls

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.

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

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02.3. Additional information [Optional].


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.

Polaris Compliance Manual establishes procedures for managing potential conflicts of interest including their identification. Potential conflicts are managed on a case-by-case basis with approaches such as management with internal firewalls or transparency through disclosure or obtaining consent from the affected party implemented.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)


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