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Colonial First State

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]

We were one of only two Australian members to participate in a collaboration when CFS co-signed the Sustainable Finance Geneva ‘open letter to global index providers’ to exclude controversial weapons from global indices

Also we extended our promotion of the Tobacco Free Finance Pledge by completing our divestment of tobacco producers from our portfolios.

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]

As part of the CBA Group we participate in annual reporting ( providing details of the investment strategy and approach to managing environmental and climate change risk, and carbon foot printing).

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]

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]

          RIAA
        

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]

We are a member, attended the annual conference and participated in webinars and collaborative engagement opportunities throughout 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]

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]


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


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

          Provided input into Financial Services Council (FSC) guidance for creating exclusions
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          PRI Plastics Working Group
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Joint RIAA and FSC Modern Slavery Working Group
        

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]

We have built responsible investment pages within our public website to educate and promote responsible investment to our members, We are also building a responsible investment education module to be used by our Corporate Super staff when presenting to employees at our member companies. We expect this to be rolled out in the first half of CY2020.


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


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