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Jade Invest

PRI reporting framework 2020

You are in Indirect – Manager Selection, Appointment and Monitoring » Appointment


SAM 04. Appointment processes (listed equity/fixed income)

04.1. Indicate if in the majority of cases and where the structure of the product allows, your organisation does any of the following as part of the manager appointment and/or commitment process

04.2. Provide an example per asset class of your benchmarks, objectives, incentives/controls and reporting requirements that would typically be included in your managers’ appointment.

Asset class


          MSCI range of ESG indexes

ESG Objectives

          At the core of Jade Invest’s investment philosophy is the firm conviction that sustainability and best practice are accretive to long-term investment returns, both through downside risk reduction and increased return potential.
          Our investment screening is subject to several restrictions, i.e. certain criteria that need to be fulfilled prior to initial commercial due diligence. As a result, Jade Invest will refrain from investing in the following areas: 
* Companies that have been found to be in serious and systematic breach of environmental regulation, e.g. illegal disposal of hazardous waste or highly polluting manufacturing and/or sourcing 
* Products or substances harmful to human health, including tobacco and alcohol 
* Products or services in breach of fundamental Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) 
standards, including gambling and adult entertainment 
* Weapons and munitions 
* Companies involved in serious and systematic corruption, fraud or violation of local and 
international regulation 
* Companies associated with activities that are violating human rights 
* Companies engaged in business activities deemed to be in violation of international 
          Jade Invest manages a highly concentrated portfolio with deep and frequent interaction with management and ESG issues are not separated out from the overall portfolio management process, but fully integrated throughout the portfolio.
          Jade Invest works closely with portfolio company management teams to define feasible near-term goals as well as the major milestones to be achieved throughout the expected holding period. This is normally done during quarterly board meetings. Our approach emphasizes the importance of building deep commercial understanding within the portfolio company management with respect to ESG. This will include a study on the impact of ESG improvements on the company's addressable market as well as the improved exit potential that may come as a result of a higher overall level of ESG, tax and regulatory compliance.
          Jade Invest’s Responsible Investment Guidelines are fully integrated into the firm’s overall screening, due diligence and monitoring protocols and cover environment, corporate governance, labour rights, human rights as well as tax and regulatory compliance. In the pre-due diligence phase, Jade Invest conducts a top-level assessment of the potential target company to determine whether a) the the business model and industry are compatible with the RI guidelines, i.e. if it is deemed possible to reach a satisfactory level of compliance with adequate support and guidance. In the later stages of the underwriting process, a more detailed evaluation is being carried out as part of the overall risk assessment, along with an initial action plan focusing on areas of particular concern.

Incentives and controls

Reporting requirements

04.3. Indicate which of these actions your organisation might take if any of the requirements are not met

04.4. Provide additional information relevant to your organisation`s appointment processes of external managers. [OPTIONAL]