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British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

PRI reporting framework 2019

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(A) Implementation: Screening

FI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate the type of screening you conduct.

Select all that apply
SSA
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Negative/exclusionary screening
Positive/best-in-class screening
Norms-based screening

04.2. Describe your approach to screening for internally managed active fixed income

Negative screening ensures compliance with legal sanctions that are in place with respect to foreign states.  Additionally, BCI excludes companies whose activities would violate the Anti-Personnel Landmines Convention or the Convention on Cluster Munitions from our investment universe.

For corporate bonds (non-financial), including private credit, certain industries and companies are avoided based on specific ESG criteria. 

 

04.3. Additional information. [Optional]


FI 05. Examples of ESG factors in screening process

05.1. Provide examples of how ESG factors are included in your screening criteria.

Type of fixed income

ESG factors

Screening

Description of how ESG factors are used as the screening criteria

We screen our investible universe to avoid companies whose activities would violate the Anti-Personnel Landmines Convention or the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This is applicable to all asset classes in our firm. Negative screening also ensures compliance with legal sanctions that are in place with respect to foreign states.

 

Type of fixed income

ESG factors

Screening

Description of how ESG factors are used as the screening criteria

For corporate bonds (non-financial), including private credit, certain industries and companies are avoided based on ESG criteria.

05.2. Additional information.


FI 06. Screening - ensuring criteria are met

06.1. Indicate which systems your organisation has to ensure that fund screening criteria are not breached in fixed income investments.

Type of screening
Checks
Negative/exclusionary screening?

06.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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