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BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(A) Implementation: Screening

FI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate the type of screening you conduct.

Select all that apply
SSA
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Securitised
Negative/exclusionary screening
Positive/best-in-class screening
Norms-based screening

04.2. Describe your approach to screening for internally managed active fixed income

  • Utillise Sustainalytics in creating an exclusion list across all portfolios.
  • Investment universe in NZ fixed income is small therefore positive/best-in-class/norms-based screening is not easily achieved.

04.3. Additional information. [Optional]


FI 05. Examples of ESG factors in screening process

05.1. Provide examples of how ESG factors are included in your screening criteria.

Type of fixed income

ESG factors

Screening

Description of how ESG factors are used as the screening criteria

Exclusions are based on an exclusions list provided by Sustainalytics and include listed entities involved in the following activities:

  • the manufacture of cluster munitions
  • the manufacture or testing of nuclear explosive devices (NEDs)
  • the manufacture of anti-personnel mines
  • the manufacture of tobacco   
  • processing of whale meat
  • the manufacture and sale of assault weapons to civilian customers

05.2. Additional information.


FI 06. Screening - ensuring criteria are met

06.1. Indicate which systems your organisation has to ensure that fund screening criteria are not breached in fixed income investments.

Type of screening
Checks
Negative/exclusionary screening

other description

          Sustainalytics updates the exclusions list quarterly and any entities in the New Zealand fixed income universe identified.  There are currently no such entities.
        

06.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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