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Australian Ethical Investment Ltd.

PRI reporting framework 2019

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LEA 09. Number of companies engaged with, intensity of engagement and effort




09.2. 報告年度内に行ったエンゲージメントの内訳を対話(貴社の代理で行われた対話を含む)の回数ごとに示してください。

対話回数 1回
対話回数 2 ~ 3回
対話回数 4回以上

09.3. 報告年度中に協働的なエンゲージメントの中で、貴社が主導したエンゲージメントの割合を記載してください。


09.5. 補足情報 [任意]

We only partially track the number of engagements. ​The numbers and percentages above only include those key engagements described in our annual reporting to stakeholders. The proportion of companies engaged are calculated as a percentage of number of companies held as at 31 December 2017. Since some engagements were conducted with companies we do not invest in and not all engagements are reported in our annual reporting, the percentage shown is not be a meaningful indicator of  the frequency of engagement with companies we invest in.

LEA 10. Engagement methods

10.1. 貴社のエンゲージメントが以下のどの項目を含むか明示してください。

10.2. 補足情報 [任意]

The above responses relate to our engagements conducted independently, and does not take account of collaborative engagements.

LEA 11. Examples of ESG engagements

11.1. 報告年度に貴社または貴社のサービスプロバイダーが実行したエンゲージメントの事例を挙げてください。

Climate Change

Climate action by energy companies is urgently needed because they contribute over a third of global emissions and because renewable energy technologies give them many opportunities to reduce both their own emissions and the emissions of other sectors like transportation.


With nominal advocacy holdings of shares in Origin Energy and Santos we supported shareholder resolutions organised by Market Forces. The Origin resolutions called on the company to better explain how they are responding to climate change including transitioning to renewables, pursuing emissions reduction targets and reducing methane leaks. The Santos resolution focussed on better methane emissions management and disclosure.

We supported a shareholder resolution organised by the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility calling on BHP Billiton to show integrity in its lobbying on government climate policy. For many years the Minerals Council of Australia has obstructed sensible energy policy. As a key member of the Minerals Council, BHP gives both financial support and credibility to the Council. BHP should either use its influence to stop the obstructive approach of the Minerals Council, or resign its membership.

In December 2017 BHP reported on differences between industry group positions on climate policy and BHP’s own position. BHP left the World Coal Association (WCA). It committed to review its membership of the Minerals Council over 2018. In March the Minerals Council issued a position statement which acknowledges the need for energy policy to allow Australia to meet its emissions reduction commitments.




Live export causes great and unnecessary suffering to over 2 million animals shipped live from Australia each year, including 1.8 million sheep shipped to the Middle East in 2017 alone. We sought an end to the export of live animals for slaughter overseas.


We sent one of our ethics analysts to work with Animals Australia and help with their court case challenging a live export permit granted by the Department of Agriculture.

We engaged with banks (who finance exporters), insurance companies (who insure live export stock), and a port logistics provider, asking them to reassess their exposure to the live export trade.

We spoke in the media and wrote to the Federal Minister for Agriculture calling for an end to the trade. We also promoted Animals Australia’s online petition on our social media.

Two companies we engaged with are stopping services to live exporters.

An end to live export is now supported by the Greens, Labor and a number of independently minded Liberal MPs. The Coalition government is resisting, including withholding support for a key animal welfare recommendation from its own expert. If implemented, this recommendation may on its own make the trade unviable. The Government suspended the licence of two live export companies.

Human rights

Improve protection of worker rights in the supply chains of Australian companies.


Using a nominal advocacy shareholding, we supported a shareholder resolution for better human rights reporting by Woolworths, including how it is protecting workers in its supply chain in accordance with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The resolution was organised by the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility.

We signed the Investor Statement on the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. The Investor Statement calls for continuing action to make clothing factories safe for workers, to encourage ownership by local stakeholders and to improve government oversight.

We signed the Investor statement of concern on the increasing harassment and attacks on human rights defenders calling on companies to act to protect those protesting disregard for human rights including indigenous rights defenders in the Philippines.

In the lead up to its AGM, Woolworths gave commitments to do more to ensure that labour hire companies comply with labour and human rights standards; to help educate workers about their workplace rights; and to promote effective grievance mechanisms for workers to ensure that human rights violations are reported, investigated and remedied. Because of these positive moves the shareholder resolution was withdrawn.


11.2. 補足情報[任意]