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Ninety One

PRI reporting framework 2020

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INF 01. Description of approach to RI

01.1. Provide a brief overview of your organisation’s approach to responsible investment in infrastructure where you have equity stakes.

Ninety One makes formal commitments to ensure the investment process including the due diligence, portfolio management and project monitoring processes are in line to our (and the client’s) standards and policies for the evaluation and mitigation of Environmental, social and Governance risks. In addition, we commit to record developmental impact data on behalf of investors as part of the funds reporting requirements.

This is achieved through the use of Independent E&S Consultants (IESC) and Technical Advisory (TA) who evaluate and monitor Risks and Impact in accordance with our standards. Through site visits with ESG professionals.

Projects/portfolio companies have explicit terms drafted into their Common Terms Agreement for Undertakings, Warranties and Reporting requirements ensuring the company is legally bound to our Environmental Social Management System’s principles, the IFC Performance Standard’s, African Development Banks Operational Safeguards, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, none compliance or actions required to obtain alignment are articulated in action plans that are agreed and implemented with the results been evaluated again by the IESC and TA.

INF 02. Responsible investment policy for infrastructure

02.1. Indicate if your organisation has a responsible investment policy for infrastructure.

02.2. Provide a URL if your policy is publicly available.

02.3. Additional information. [Optional]

The Fund is bound to the following over-arching standards:

  • IFC Performance Standards and Sector Guidelines;
  • African Development Banks Operational Safe Guards;
  • ILO (All)
  • World Health Organisation (Various Standards – Water)
  • Private Infrastructure Development Groups HSES Policies;
  • TCFD;
  • Sustainable Development Goals

This is a debt fund.