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Carnegie Fonder AB

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Implementation processes

FI 01. Incorporation strategies applied

Indicate (1) Which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed fixed income investments; and (2) The proportion (+/- 5%) of your total actively managed fixed income investments each strategy applies to.
Corporate (financial)
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
100 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
0 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
0 No incorporation strategies applied
100%
Corporate (non-financial)
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
100 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
0 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
0 No incorporation strategies applied
100%

01.2. Describe your reasons for choosing a particular ESG incorporation strategy and how combinations of strategies are used.

Carnegie Fonder's funds are actively managed, which we consider to be a prerequisite for responsible investments. In all our funds, we demand and supervise that our holdings meet the UN Global Compact's standards. We also exclude investments in controversial weapons, tobacco and pornography. All funds integrate ESG factors via our proprietary analysis tool, CF THOR.

01.3. Additional information [Optional].


FI 02. ESG issues and issuer research

02.1. Indicate which ESG factors you systematically research as part of your analysis on issuers.

Select all that apply
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Environmental data
Social data
Governance data

02.2. Indicate what format your ESG information comes in and where you typically source it

Indicate who provides this information  

Indicate who provides this information  

02.3. Provide a brief description of the ESG information used, highlighting any differences in sources of information across your ESG incorporation strategies.

Carnegie Fonder is an independent fund management company 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 company simply because it is included in an index.
  • 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

2. Responsible Investment Board

3. Training and incentives

4. Screening and sector exclusion

5. Internal analysis – CF THOR

6. Shareholder engagement

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

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 sustanaiblity work and integrate sustainability into all aspects of their business.


FI 03. Processes to ensure analysis is robust

03.1. Indicate how you ensure that your ESG research process is robust:

03.2. Describe how your ESG information or analysis is shared among your investment team.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


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