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EG Funds 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]

As a signatory to the UNPRI, EG reports annually on its adherence to the six principles of responsible investment across the business. EG has committed not to purchasing any assets from a range of specified industries and manufacturers pursuant to EG’s responsibilities as a signatory to the UNPRI. 

EG has also publicly noted that it is a signatory to the UNPRI on its 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]

EG is currently in the process of joining the GRESB and is working with a GRESB consultant to further integrate ESG consideration into its investment management processes.

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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]

EG is a member of the Property Council of Australia (PCA) and adheres to its best practice in relation to sustainability as noted on the PCA's website:

https://www.propertycouncil.com.au/Web/Advocacy/Advocacy_Priorities/Sustainability/Web/Advocacy/Priority/Sustainability.aspx?hkey=daecae2b-31f8-44d9-8c43-ae35b4cf0b30

 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Not Applicable)


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

          EG sponsors the Easson Geha Award in Planning which was established to assist students undertaking the final year thesis course in the UNSW Built Environment Bachelor of Planning program.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          EG has provided content for the Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific journal relating to using big data in risk analysis, the ageing of the population, transit oriented developments and housing affordability.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          EG strongly believes that Responsible Investment principles should be implemented by all investment firms. 
EG aims to promote the Principles of Responsible Investment to the market through the use of marketing materials and publicly on our website. ESG factors are discussed with investors to raise awareness of the importance of these issues in the investment process (especially those pertaining to our ESG focussed funds being, HISOT and YPI). EG seeks to incorporate the Principles of Responsible Investment in its corporate culture and investment strategy to demonstrate to the market that ESG issues are paramount to the investment industry.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          EG regularly publishes articles in the media relating to the progress, performance and sustainability initiatives of its High Income Sustainable Investment Trust fund.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          EG's Executive Director currently serves as the Chairman of BridgeHousing, a community housing provider.
        

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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