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Acadian Asset 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.

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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]

Acadian has been an active member of the PRI since 2009. We have participated in PRI-led collaborative engagements each year since 2016.  One of our team members is participating in the Australia PRI Advisory Committee.

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]

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]

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]

Acadian's involvement with ESG RA is through our Sydney affiliate, Acadian Asset Management (Australia), which is active on the ESG RA research evaluation committee responsible for annual brokerage research awards selection.

          RIAA
        

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]

          High Meadows Institute
        

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

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

Acadian is co-chair of the HMI Investment Industry Leadership Forum. The objective is to collaborate with other asset managers to develop practical solutions that integrate ESG and maximize risk-adjusted returns.

          UN Expert Working Group on SDGs
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (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.

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          Conference participation with clients and consultants to inform their teams on ESG investing
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          As a member of the steering committee of the High Meadows Institute, we aimed to promote the notion of ESG materiality in the investment industry.  These forum brings together both academics and practitioners and create industry papers on advances in RI.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Acadian engages in corporate engagements to promote data disclosure
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Acadian participated in many public forums on ESG, including industry conferences
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We have published several papers on RI, including a paper on engagements, materiality, and climate
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Given our grounding in materiality, we work with clients to explain our commitment to the PRI and to encourage others
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Australia PRI Advisory committee
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          As a member of the steering committee of the High Meadows Institute, we aimed to promote the notion of ESG materiality in the investment industry.
        

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]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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