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Generation Investment Management LLP

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Outputs and outcomes

PE 14. ESG issues affected financial/ESG performance

14.1. Indicate whether your organisation measures how your approach to responsible investment in Private Equity investments has affected financial and/or ESG performance.

Describe the impact on:
Impact
Financial performance of investments

14.2. Describe how you are able to determine these outcomes.

Consideration of ESG issues is a contribution for all of the fund's financial performance, given its mandate, and the way we integrate sustainability into the investment process.


PE 15. Examples of ESG issues that affected your PE investments

15.1. Provide examples of ESG issues that you identified in your potential and/or existing private equity investments during the reporting year.

Investment Stage
ESG issues

ESG issues

          Climate/emissions savings.
        
Sector(s)
          All sectors.
        
Impact (or potential impact) on the investment

Companies that provide emissions reductions are eligible for consideration as potential investments. One example of an investment during the year is a digit freight company which helps alleviatee inefficiencies in trucking freight and therefore saving significant wasted CO2 emissions.

Activities undertaken to influence the investment and its response

It is not our intention to influence the investment, but provide growth capital to help the companies scale. As we do this, we are engaging the company on how to further enhance efficiency savings, however.

Investment Stage
ESG issues

ESG issues

          Poverty and inequality reduction
        
Sector(s)
          Payments
        
Impact (or potential impact) on investment

Investment during the year provides digital money transfer in a cheaper and faster way for migrant workers to send home.

Activities undertaken to influence the investment and its response

It is not our intention to influence the investment, but provide growth capital to help the companies scale. Nevertheless we are working closerly with the Board and management team to support their vision to expand the company's platform across geographies and products.

Investment Stage
ESG issues

ESG issues

          Support to small to mediumn sized businesses through technology payroll solutions.
        
Sector(s)
          Software services
        
Impact (or potential impact) on investment

More efficient, integrated platform allows small to medium sized businesses more bargaining power to get better rates on insurance and benefits to ultimately better serve their employees.

Activities undertaken to influence the investment and its response

It is not our intention to influence the investment, but provide growth capital to help the companies scale. Nevertheless we provide support and guidance in helping the company achieve this.

15.2. Describe how you define and evaluate the materiality of ESG factors.

A key component to our process at the early stage is to ensure that a business meets a clear Sustainability Threshold. To determine whether a company meets the Sustainability Threshold, we compile information about the total effects of a business model on people and planet, including positive and negative, intended and unintended, effects.


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