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Ashmore Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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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]

Through the appointment of a dedicated resource with oversight of our responsible investment activities, we have been able to engage directly in PRI events. We envisage this engagement increasing in 2020.

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]

Ashmore first reported to the CDP in 2013, after an absence Ashmore reengaged with CDP in 2019.

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]

Ashmore formally joined the UN Global Compact in 2019. Since joining we we have participated in number of workshops.


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

          In partnership with CASS Business School, Ashmore conducts annual Emerging Markets investor training for clients and other stakeholders. In 2019, the curriculum was updated to include ESG integration within the investment process.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Ashmore participated in a panel discussion at a UBS symposium on ESG in Fixed Income
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Ashmore’s in-house discussion papers and commentary on responsible investments has focused on investments made. In particular, these have focused on investments in renewable energy, infrastructure and healthcare projects. The primary purpose of these papers is to demonstrate to clients Ashmore’s approach to responsible investing.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          As a PRI signatory, during the reporting year, Ashmore representatives attended PRI events and seminars. Ashmore also seeks to promote our adherence to the PRI to our clients and other stakeholders.
        

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]

Ashmore has sought to participate in collaborative engagements with asset managers and investee companies. In 2019 it participated in a roundtable discussion on deforestation and palm oil production in Southeast Asia.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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