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Northern Pacific Group

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Pre-investment (selection)

PE 05. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

05.1. During due-diligence indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting private equity investments.

05.2. Describe your organisation's approach to incorporating ESG issues in private equity investment selection.

The Firm reviews the ESG profile of each investment prior to making the investment. On an ongoing basis, the Firm monitors ESG criteria at each company. The Firm believes that while proper focus on ESG considerations in general creates value for a company, encouraging companies to be proactive and visible in their approach to the ESG priorities highlighted in the Firm’s ESG policy, will increase goodwill from customers, employees and vendors in a manner that will positively impact the company. Additionally, the Firm engages DNVGL in its investment process for ESG due diligence.

05.3. Additional information. [Optional]

PE 06. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection

06.1. Indicate what type of ESG information your organisation typically considers during your private equity investment selection process.

06.2. Describe how this information is reported to, considered and documented by the Investment Committee or similar.

The Firm discusses its ESG priorities with each portfolio company board and management team.

As part of the due diligence process, the Firm reviews ESG matters from a business and legal perspective. The Firm conducts management interviews regarding ESG issues discusses the Firm’s ESG policy priorities with senior management to set the expectation of desired compliance with these priorities post-investment.

PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees (Private)

PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process (Private)