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Carnegie Fonder AB

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(C) Implementation: Integration

FI 10. Integration overview

10.1. Describe your approach to integrating ESG into traditional financial analysis.

Carnegie Fonder is an independent fund management company that was founded in 1988. All our funds are actively managed with the purpose to create financial security for children, pension savers, foundations and institutions. We achieve this through our philosophy of focused value investing.

Focused means that the funds are concentrated to a limited number of securities. We do not invest in a stock simply because it is included in an index, but only if we really like the company.
Value investing means that we invest in well-managed companies that are undervalued. There are lots of good companies, but not all of them are good value. Behind each investment, we conduct a thorough analysis of the business model, finances, sustainability issues and management.

The world is rapidly changing, with megatrends like migration, climate change, scarce resources, shifts in technology and new regulations. By working with sustainability in a structured way, we can identify the companies that are well equipped for the challenges of the future. To that end we have developed a framework for responsible investments consisting of six key resources:

1. Commitments and collaborations - for instance membership in PRI, UN Global Compact and Swesif but most of all informal collaborations with other investors.

2. Responsible Investment Board - Sets the broad framework and ensures proper implementation of ESG-factors in the management of the funds as well as working as a governing body for company engagements.

3. Training and incentives - All portfolio managers, analyst and sales staff are educated on ESG-related issues. Incorporating ESG-factors are stated in portfolio managers work descriptions with annual goals formulated related to ESG that are subject to incentives in the form of variable salary.

4. Screening and sector exclusions - We require all holdings to comply with international norms, such as the UN Global Compact and our funds also exclude certain sectors such as weapons and tobacco production. Holdings are screened prior to investment with ongoing monitoring and bi-annual screenings from an external provider.

5. Internal analysis, CF THOR - Fundamental ESG-analysis incorporating both qualitative and quantitative measures using our proprietary tool, CF THOR. This analysis is performed on all holdings, both bonds and equities and its outputs are integrated in the financial analysis, for instance influencing views on future revenues and costs for investee companies.

6. Shareholder engagement - We are responsible owners which include voting on annual general meetings, serving on board nomination committees and engaging with the investee companies. We distinguish between reactive dialogues which typically happen after we are notified of potential non-compliance with internation norms and proactive dialogues to express our opinions and expectations and encourage our holdings to be more structured in their sustainability work and integrate sustainability into all aspects of their business.

10.2. Describe how your ESG integration approach is adapted to each of the different types of fixed income you invest in.

Corporate (financial)

The same overarching ESG approach, tools and resources are applied to all our fund products. We have the same investment philosophy for all assets and all our funds, without exceptions.

Corporate (non-financial)

The same overarching ESG approach, tools and resources are applied to all our fund products. We have the same investment philosophy for all assets and all our funds, without exceptions.

10.3. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 11. Integration - ESG information in investment processes

11.1. Indicate how ESG information is typically used as part of your investment process.

Select all that apply
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
ESG analysis is integrated into fundamental analysis
ESG analysis is used to adjust the internal credit assessments of issuers.
ESG analysis is used to adjust forecasted financials and future cash flow estimates.
ESG analysis impacts the ranking of an issuer relative to a chosen peer group.
An issuer`s ESG bond spreads and its relative value versus its sector peers are analysed to find out if all risks are priced in.
The impact of ESG analysis on bonds of an issuer with different durations/maturities are analysed.
Sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis are applied to valuation models to compare the difference between base-case and ESG-integrated security valuation.
ESG analysis is integrated into portfolio weighting decisions.
Companies, sectors, countries and currency and monitored for changes in ESG exposure and for breaches of risk limits.
The ESG profile of portfolios is examined for securities with high ESG risks and assessed relative to the ESG profile of a benchmark.
Other, specify in Additional Information

11.2. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 12. Integration - E,S and G issues reviewed

12.1. Indicate the extent to which ESG issues are reviewed in your integration process.

Environment
Social
Governance
Corporate (financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

Corporate (non-financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

12.2. Please provide more detail on how you review E, S and/or G factors in your integration process.

Corporate (financial)

We use our own ESG analysis tool, CF THOR to review ESG factors and integrate them with the financial analysis. The tool includes modules on e.g. climate, resource efficiency and supply chain. The tool identifies key company risks and opportunities on their business, strategy and products which can then feed into a financial analysis model to influence for example revenue growth or costs.

Corporate (non-financial)

We use our own ESG analysis tool, CF THOR to review ESG factors and integrate them with the financial analysis. The tool includes modules on e.g. climate, resource efficiency and supply chain. The tool identifies key company risks and opportunities on their business, strategy and products which can then feed into a financial analysis model to influence for example revenue growth or costs.

12.3. Additional information.[OPTIONAL]


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