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Westfield Capital Management

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

The Director of ESG Research utilizes the following external resources to support his ESG research efforts:

  • Bloomberg ESG data – rankings and ratings for various ESG factors
  • Responsible Investor – online ESG and sustainable finance resource

04.2. Describe how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made to your screening criteria.

Screening is used as an additional data point in the investment decision making process.  Westfield does not mandate general rankings or scores on any financial factors for our current or prospective portfolio holdings as we rely on our seasoned investment professionals to conduct fundamental research within their respective areas of expertise. Similarly, the Director of ESG Research does not seek to invest in companies that simply reach a certain ESG score as defined by a third party service provider; rather, he often meets with a company’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), or other members of the company management, to determine how they are embedding ESG efforts into their business strategy.  Westfield’s ESG research does not stop at figuring out why a company is incorporating ESG factors into their business model; rather, we take the next step by asking questions about and focusing on the economic impacts of sustainability initiatives and how these issues will impact the company’s growth prospects and bottom line.


LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG screening is based on robust analysis.

05.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your ESG screening strategy.

05.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings are updated for screening purposes.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)


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