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Silk Invest Ltd.

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Implementation processes

LEI 01. Percentage of each incorporation strategy

01.1. Indicate (1) which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed listed equities and (2) the breakdown of your actively managed listed equities by strategy or combination of strategies (+/- 5%)

ESG incorporation strategy (select all that apply)

Percentage of active listed equity to which the strategy is applied
100 %
Total actively managed listed equities 200%

01.2. Describe your organisation’s approach to incorporation and the reasons for choosing the particular ESG incorporation strategy/strategies.

Silk Invest incorporates ESG analysis into the investment process on both a country and individual company basis and has made it part of our investment philosophy.  Silk Invest complies with United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and sets the following standards as part of our process:

Principle I - Silk Invest focuses on countries with improving institutions

Principle II – Management quality and alignment of interests is key

Principle III - Silk Invest targets high development impact sectors

Principle IV – Invest in companies with sustainable and innovative business model

Principle V – The enforcement of good governance practices

Principle VI – Alignment to International Standards

LEI 02.1 Has the full description of our standards.

01.3. If assets are managed using a combination of ESG incorporation strategies, briefly describe how these combinations are used. [Optional]


LEI 02. Type of ESG information used in investment decision (Private)


LEI 03. Information from engagement and/or voting used in investment decision-making (Private)


(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

Beyond our internal ESG scoring, Silk Invest works with Sustainalytics to screen companies on three areas:

Confirmation on sector exclusions: Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell/ Human Cloning, Adult Entertainment, Firearms, Military Weapons and Tobacco

Confirmation that company has no controversies related to: Employees, Labour Rights in the Supply Chain, Environment, Society & Community

In addition we have a separate account that adds an additional Gender Gap filter on our investments.

04.2. Describe how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made to your screening criteria.

We have an internal screening, as well as external screening that are provided by our external provider Sustainalytics. Both criteria are reviewed on an annual basis.


LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure screening is based on robust analysis.

05.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your ESG screening strategy.

05.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings are updated for screening purposes.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)


(C) Implementation: Integration of ESG factors

LEI 08. Review ESG issues while researching companies/sectors

08.1. Indicate the ESG factors you systematically research as part of your investment analysis and the proportion of actively managed listed equity portfolios that is impacted by this analysis.

ESG issues

Proportion impacted by analysis
Environmental

Environmental

Social

Social

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 09. Processes to ensure integration is based on robust analysis

09.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG integration is based on a robust analysis.

09.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your integration strategy.

09.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings that inform your ESG integration strategy are updated.

09.4. Indicate how frequently you review internal research that builds your ESG integration strategy.

09.5. Describe how ESG information is held and used by your portfolio managers.

09.6. Additional information.[Optional]


LEI 10. Aspects of analysis ESG information is integrated into (Private)


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