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EARNEST Partners

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(C) Implementation: Integration

FI 10. Integration overview

10.1. Describe your approach to integrating ESG into traditional financial analysis.

As part of its fundamental review process, the firm assesses the environmental, social and corporate governance risks and opportunities of every issue we look to potentially add to the portfolio.  

10.2. Describe how your ESG integration approach is adapted to each of the different types of fixed income you invest in.

SSA

For traditional government, agency, and municipal debt the team looks to identify the positive impacts the borrowing will have on the program’s targeted population. 

Corporate (financial)

 Depending on the nature of the borrowing or the underlying business, the review will incorporate different assessments as we evaluate the impacts our lending will have on the population.

Corporate (non-financial)

 Depending on the nature of the borrowing or the underlying business, the review will incorporate different assessments as we evaluate the impacts our lending will have on the population.

Securitised

As part of its fundamental review process, the firm assesses the environmental, social and corporate governance risks and opportunities of every issue we look to potentially add to the portfolio.  Depending on the nature of the borrowing or the underlying business, the review will incorporate different assessments as we evaluate the impacts our lending will have on the population.

10.3. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 11. Integration - ESG information in investment processes

11.1. Indicate how ESG information is typically used as part of your investment process.

Select all that apply
SSA
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Securitised
ESG analysis is integrated into fundamental analysis
ESG analysis is used to adjust the internal credit assessments of issuers.
ESG analysis is used to adjust forecasted financials and future cash flow estimates.
ESG analysis impacts the ranking of an issuer relative to a chosen peer group.
An issuer`s ESG bond spreads and its relative value versus its sector peers are analysed to find out if all risks are priced in.
The impact of ESG analysis on bonds of an issuer with different durations/maturities are analysed.
Sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis are applied to valuation models to compare the difference between base-case and ESG-integrated security valuation.
ESG analysis is integrated into portfolio weighting decisions.
Companies, sectors, countries and currency and monitored for changes in ESG exposure and for breaches of risk limits.
The ESG profile of portfolios is examined for securities with high ESG risks and assessed relative to the ESG profile of a benchmark.
Other, specify in Additional Information

11.2. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 12. Integration - E,S and G issues reviewed

12.1. Indicate the extent to which ESG issues are reviewed in your integration process.

Environment
Social
Governance
SSA

Environmental

Social

Governance

Corporate (financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

Corporate (non-financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

Securitised

Environmental

Social

Governance

12.2. Please provide more detail on how you review E, S and/or G factors in your integration process.

SSA

For traditional government, agency, and municipal debt the team looks to identify the positive impacts the borrowing will have on the program’s targeted population. 

Corporate (financial)

 Depending on the nature of the borrowing or the underlying business, the review will incorporate different assessments as we evaluate the impacts our lending will have on the population.

Corporate (non-financial)

 Depending on the nature of the borrowing or the underlying business, the review will incorporate different assessments as we evaluate the impacts our lending will have on the population.

Securitised

As part of its fundamental review process, the firm assesses the environmental, social and corporate governance risks and opportunities of every issue we look to potentially add to the portfolio.  Depending on the nature of the borrowing or the underlying business, the review will incorporate different assessments as we evaluate the impacts our lending will have on the population.

12.3. Additional information.[OPTIONAL]


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