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Simon Fraser University

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

Select all that apply

Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

The following principles guide the University’s financial investments;

-The University believes that its fiduciary responsibility for managing investment risks includes the risk pertaining to environmental, social and corporate governance issues.

-The University is an institution that has the tools of research, academia and public policy influence within its community; it believes that engagement is the best means of influencing corporate behavior and that divestment should be looked at as a last resort.

-The University believes that it should consider the interests of all its stakeholders and not only the beneficiaries of its Endowment.

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

- the University is committed to responsible investment pursued through the framework of environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations.

- the University is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) to support incorporating ESG into its investment decisions. 

 -the policy is consistent with the University Act, the Investment Governance Policy and the Endowment Policy

 -the policy applies to all Endowment Funds and Non-Endowment Funds

-the policy establishes a Responsible Investment Committee to review ESG issues at the University

-the policy refers to direct engagement with external managers on ESG issues

-the policy refers to delegation of proxy voting to external managers

01.6. Additional information [Optional].

          
        

SG 01 CC. Climate risk

01.6 CC. Indicate whether your organisation has identified transition and physical climate-related risks and opportunities and factored this into the investment strategies and products, within the organisation’s investment time horizon.

Describe the identified transition and physical climate-related risks and opportunities and how they have been factored into the investment strategies/products.

The University is committed to reduce the carbon footprint of the public equity portion of the portfolio by 45% by 2025

This is consistent with our Strategic Sustainability plan 2020-25 to transition to a low carbon economy

5 of 9 public equity and fixed income managers are Climate Action 100+ signatories

01.7 CC. Indicate whether the organisation has assessed the likelihood and impact of these climate risks?

Describe the associated timescales linked to these risks and opportunities.

timescales consistent with Paris Pledge for Action on Climate Change and IPCC Special Report: limiting global warming to 1.5C by 2030

01.8 CC. Indicate whether the organisation publicly supports the TCFD?

01.9 CC. Indicate whether there is an organisation-wide strategy in place to identify and manage material climate-related risks and opportunities.

Describe

Strategic Sustainability Plan 2020-25

http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/sustainability/About/Publications/SFU%20Sustainability%20Plan%202025_v1.0_date020520_digital.pdf

Annual Sustainability Report 2018-19

asfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/sustainability/About/Publications/SFU_AnnualSustainabilityReport_2018.19_digital.pdf

1.10 CC. Indicate the documents and/or communications the organisation uses to publish TCFD disclosures.

specify

          Annual Sustainability Report
Strategic Sustainability Plan 2020-25
        

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

 

02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

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02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

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02.3. Additional information [Optional].


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.


Conflict of Interest Policy
http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/general/gp37.html

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios

04.1. Indicate if your organisation has a process for identifying and managing incidents that occur within investee entities.

04.2. Describe your process on managing incidents

incidents that occur within portfolio company's are brought to the attention of the respective fund managers during annual monitoring meetings


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