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Silk Invest Ltd.

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.

Silk Invest Limited incorporates ESG issues in its private equity investment selection by utilising its own in-house ESG risk assessment toolkit which considers the geography, sector, size of the company and outputs specific risk areas to be considered. The risk area outputs the present the overarching framework for the risk due diligence exercise. The investment team however also incorporate therein, using sector knowledge and local guidance, more detailed or specific risk areas to be considered.

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.

Based on the ESG information gathered by the analysts, every investment idea is given an ESG ranking. The analysis shows how the ESG ranking is prepared, what factors have been considered and what benchmarks have been used. The ESG report is then presented to the investment committee. 

PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees (Not Completed)

PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process (Not Completed)