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Ashmore Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities

07.1. Indicate the internal and/or external roles used by your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for responsible investment.


Select from the below internal roles

07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

Overall responsibility for Ashmore’s responsible investment lies with the Board, which delegate day to day responsibility to an ESG committee chaired by the Chief Investment Officer. The ESG Committee meets formally on a quarterly basis, and includes representation from across the organisation, in particular the investment teams, operations and risk management. Ashmore’s integrated approach to ESG assessment, means that reviews of all ESG investment related activities are undertaken by the Investment Committee and the sub-Investment Committees, with ultimate responsibility lying with the Investment Committee Chair. The ESG Committee reviews and ensures the maintenance and integrity of all responsible investment processes and procedures. The Head of Sustainability and ESG Integration is expected to report to the Ashmore Board annually at a minimum.

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

1 Number

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

In 2018 Ashmore appointed its first Head of Sustainability and ESG Integration. Through this appointment Ashmore has formalised its process for setting and reviewing its responsible investing objectives and activities. Furthermore, Ashmore's team based Investment Committee approach to all investment decisions, alongside its integrated approach to ESG incorporation means that all portfolio investment staff have oversight of and are accountable for responsible investment.

SG 07 CC. Climate-issues roles and responsibilities (Private)

SG 08. RI in performance management, reward and/or personal development (Private)