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CDC Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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ESG issues in asset allocation

SG 13. ESG issues in strategic asset allocation

13.1. Indicate whether the organisation carries out scenario analysis and/or modelling, and if it does, provide a description of the scenario analysis (by asset class, sector, strategic asset allocation, etc.).

13.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

We are currently doing scenario analysis and modelling of our portfolio for top-down strategic planning, to help us scenario plan the shape of our future portfolio (e.g. product, sector, geography split), but this does not yet incorporate ESG or climate as data points. We do tag our portfolio by carbon footprint and climate transition risk to see what that means for our future portfolio, and are planning to incorporate climate risks and ESG risks in the future.

SG 13 CC.

SG 14. Long term investment risks and opportunity

14.1. Some investment risks and opportunities arise as a result of long term trends. Indicate which of the following are considered.

other description (1)

          We created a note on 20 macro trends impacting our business to use as a framework and to track and respond to risks.

other description (2)

          We created a note on development finance trends for our business to use as a framework and to track and respond to risks.

14.2. Indicate which of the following activities you have undertaken to respond to climate change risk and opportunity

Specify the AUM invested in low carbon and climate resilient portfolios, funds, strategies or asset classes.

Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

Specify the framework or taxonomy used.

The AUM above captures specifically CDC's commitments in renewables and carbon sequestration projects during 2018.

other description

          We use the MDB methodology for tracking climate finance.

14.3. Indicate which of the following tools the organisation uses to manage climate-related risks and opportunities.

other description

          Installed and generated energy by generation type

14.5. Additional information [Optional]

SG 14 CC.

14.6 CC. Provide further details on the key metric(s) used to assess climate-related risks and opportunities.

Metric Type
Metric Unit
Metric Methodology
Climate-related targets
          Incentivise investments in climate-related sectors
          Climate Finance ($ committed per year)
Amount mobilised into mitigation ($)
          Align with the MDB mitigation sectors
Carbon footprint (scope 1 and 2)
          Carbon footprinting is ongoing to develop carbon budget methodology
          Whole portfolio carbon footprint
          In line with the principles of the GHG Protocol
Portfolio carbon footprint
          Carbon footprinting is ongoing to develop carbon budget methdology and understand the impact of the whole portfolio
          Whole portfolio carbon footprint
(CO2 equivalent)
          In line with the principles of the GHG Protocol
Carbon intensity
Exposure to carbon-related assets
          Monitoring transition risks
          $ invested in portfolio

14.7 CC. Describe in further detail the key targets.

Target type
Baseline year
Target year





14.8 CC. Indicate whether climate-related risks are integrated into overall risk management and explain the risk management processes used for identifying, assessing and managing climate-related risks.

Please describe

Climate-related risks, particularly around water, waste and energy efficiency are integrated into the Environmental, Social and Governance Due Diligence process for investments to the extent possible (recognising this is more complex to assure via fund investments). These thematic areas are also central tenets of CDC's Climate Change Strategy. Companies striving to improve efficiencies which are also climate-positive may be eligible for funding through CDC's Resource Efficiency Facility.

14.9 CC. Indicate whether your organisation, and/or external investment manager or service providers acting on your behalf, undertake active ownership activities to encourage TCFD adoption.

SG 15. Allocation of assets to environmental and social themed areas

15.1. Indicate if your organisation allocates assets to, or manages, funds based on specific environmental and social themed areas.

15.4. Please attach any supporting information you wish to include. [OPTIONAL]