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Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF)

PRI reporting framework 2020

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ESG issues in asset allocation

SG 13. ESG issues in strategic asset allocation

13.1. Indicate whether the organisation carries out scenario analysis and/or modelling, and if it does, provide a description of the scenario analysis (by asset class, sector, strategic asset allocation, etc.).

Describe After reviewing CERES/INCR target lists, the CRPTF files shareholder resolutions requesting companies in our portfolio to report on how the company is assessing the long-term portfolio impacts of a scenario consistent with the internationally recognized Paris Climate Agreement goals.

13.2. Indicate if your organisation considers ESG issues in strategic asset allocation and/or allocation of assets between sectors or geographic markets.

We do the following

          Delegated to external managers.
        

13.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 13 CC.

13.4 CC. Describe how your organisation is using scenario analysis to manage climate-related risks and opportunities, including how the analysis has been interpreted, its results, and any future plans.

Describe

We engage with companies and request reports on scenario analysis on 2 degrees or steps a company is taking to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

13.5 CC. Indicate who uses this analysis.

13.6 CC. Indicate whether your organisation has evaluated the potential impact of climate-related risks, beyond the investment time horizon, on its investment strategy.

Please explain the rationale

n/a

13.7 CC. Indicate whether a range of climate scenarios is used.

13.8 CC. Indicate the climate scenarios your organisation uses.

Provider
Scenario used
IEA
IEA
IEA
IEA
IEA
IRENA
Greenpeace
Institute for Sustainable Development
Bloomberg
IPCC
IPCC
IPCC
IPCC
Other

Other (1) please specify:

          MSCI
        
Other
Other

SG 14. Long term investment risks and opportunity

14.1. Some investment risks and opportunities arise as a result of long term trends. Indicate which of the following are considered.

14.2. Indicate which of the following activities you have undertaken to respond to climate change risk and opportunity

14.3. Indicate which of the following tools the organisation uses to manage climate-related risks and opportunities.

14.5. Additional information [Optional]


SG 14 CC.

14.8 CC. Indicate whether climate-related risks are integrated into overall risk management and explain the risk management processes used for identifying, assessing and managing climate-related risks.

Please describe

Climate-related risks can lower investment returns if companies fail to integrate these risks into the investment decision making process.  The Treasury considers a range of factors in determining which companies to engage on climate risks.

14.9 CC. Indicate whether your organisation, and/or external investment manager or service providers acting on your behalf, undertake active ownership activities to encourage TCFD adoption.

Please describe

CRPTF is a member of Climate Action 100+ and one of its top priorities is to encourage companies to adopt TCFD reporting. CRPTF is co-lead on engagements with two companies on the Climate Action 100+ target list.


SG 15. Allocation of assets to environmental and social themed areas

15.1. Indicate if your organisation allocates assets to, or manages, funds based on specific environmental and social themed areas.

15.4. Please attach any supporting information you wish to include. [OPTIONAL]



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