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Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by


Negative screening is conducted with the aim to exclude companies that do not comply with GBL’s responsible management philosophy, including its Code of Ethics and its ESG Statement. In this context, GBL will ascertain whether practices in relation to environmental, social and governance responsibility are consistent with international standards.

Screened by


Positive screening of investment opportunities consists in taking into account ESG-related tailwinds forming part of GBL’s investment mandate.

04.2. Describe how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made to your screening criteria.

Notification is made through the investment/divestment criteria presented annually in GBL’s annual report and in the IR presentations available online which also include the ESG aspects that are included during screening.

LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG screening is based on robust analysis.

          The knowledge and expertise of external ESG specialists mandated by GBL

05.2. Indicate the proportion of your actively managed listed equity portfolio that is subject to comprehensive ESG research as part your ESG screening strategy.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]

Screenings are based on due diligence work carried out by third parties specialized in ESG, as well as on research reports provided by independent specialists. 

LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)