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Osmosis Investment Management

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Osmosis is a UN PRI signatory. Osmosis is also an active participant in the PRI: EU Taxonomy Practitioners Group, a group of signatories with the purpose to socialise good practice in implementing the EU Taxonomy in invetment practice among the group's participants, and PRI's wider signatory base.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Osmosis is a signatory member of CDP Climate Change.

Osmosis' Research Manager was invited speaker at an event for CDP's supply chain members, sharing insights to the corporate members on how investors are using corporate environmental disclosures. Osmosis also participated in some CDP campaigns, including the non-disclosure campaign.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Osmosis is a signatory member of CDP Forests.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Osmosis is a signatory member of  CDP Water.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Osmosis is a member of CA100+.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Not Applicable)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Osmosis continuously aims to raise awareness about resource efficiency as an environmental responsible investment theme.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Osmosis provided data to the University of Cardiff who conducted an independent study and published a white paper entitled “Resource Efficiency and Firm Value”.  The paper highlights the efficacy of Resource Efficiency in explaining future firm value above other traditional indicators of firm value.  anew academic study is under review with a leading UK university
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Osmosis participated to the Morgan Stanley Emerging Manager Event where it raised awareness about resource efficiency themed investment. The CEO has spoken has numerous industry events to raise the the opportunity the opportunity and challenges us utilizing an ESG data in America, the UK and Europe
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Osmosis provided clients with case studies on resource efficiency.  Our data has been provided for independent academic analysis – a white paper was subsequently published linking resource efficiency to future firm value.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Osmosis is a member of PRI's EU Taxonomy Practitioners’ Group. The purpose is to socialise good practice in implementing the EU Taxonomy in investment practice among the group’s participants, and PRI’s wider signatory base. Where the group identifies barriers in implementing the Taxonomy, it will seek to resolve and develop a FAQ. The results may be shared with EU policy makers.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

We have organised investment seminars - but more importantly, we have spent the year working with forward-thinking asset owners to develop new responsible investment products and launched one new fund.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

Please explain

We have continued to focus on raising real AUM into new investment strategies over the past reporting cycle. Previous efforts to engage with public policy makers have proved time-consuming and ineffective. We have taken a conscious decision to influence those who manage the capital rather than those that manage policy.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.


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