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Alder Funds

PRI reporting framework 2020

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PE 01. Description of approach to RI (Private)

PE 02. Investment guidelines and RI

02.1. Indicate whether your organisation’s investment activities are guided by a responsible investment policy / follow responsible investment guidelines.

02.2. Describe how your organisation outlines expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues in investment activities.

We evaluate risks and opportunities related to sustainability when considering possible investments. Our framework includes tools for the different stages of the investment process: 

•Identifying possible target companies - screening of the company against Alder’s exclusion list. Alder does not invest in any company whose business comprises sale of alcoholic beverages, commercial gaming, production of tobacco or tobacco products, pornography or production of military weapons.
•Initial assessment – Evaluation of whether environmental benefit in business model meets our investment criteria. 
•Due Diligence: We perform a sustainability due diligence as a component of the overall due diligence process. Alder’s bespoke model for this purpose covers environmental, social and governance topics to identify risks and opportunities, potential red flags and required actions.  
•Investment decision – Conclusions from the sustainability assessment are included in the investment memorandum - sustainability risks and opportunities are highlighted, the company’s current handling of these is evaluated and necessary and recommended action steps are identified. Sustainability aspects are taken into account in the investment decision in parallel with commercial, financial, and other relevant aspects.