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First Sentier Investors (including First State Investments)

PRI reporting framework 2020

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SG 18. Innovative features of approach to RI

18.1. Indicate whether any specific features of your approach to responsible investment are particularly innovative.

18.2. Describe any specific features of your approach to responsible investment that you believe are particularly innovative.

Our governance of responsible investment is sufficiently flexible to allow for team specific and firm wide innovations. Across the firm multiple projects are underway which we would class as innovative. These have included:

  • Led the Working Group that developed the Cambridge Impact Framework tool

  • Led the Working Group that delivered the RI Framework for the UK Investment Association

  • Portfolio level monitoring of the ESG quality of all equity investments through a web based platform. The platform combines ESG information from four different research providers and displays this data in an interactive dashboard.

  • Interactive Carbon Dashboard launched on public facing site:  https://www.firststateinvestments.com/global/responsible-investment/responsible-investment-and-climate-change.html 

  • The development of a new Responsible Listed Infrastructure fund.

  • Structured training and development program that includes specialist subject matter expert briefings.

  • Recruiters are provided with RI information to inform their selection of potential candidates, new joiners have to complete the RI on- line training module

  • We complete an annual ESG related assessment of all counterparties of our Fixed Income and Cash business globally.


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