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Aktia Bank p.l.c.

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Objectives and strategies

SG 05. RI goals and objectives

05.1. Indicate if and how frequently your organisation sets and reviews objectives for its responsible investment activities.

05.2. Additional information. [Optional]

We continuously aim to improve our responsible investment processes and policies. This is done through improving our responsible investment policy, other guidelines and processes together with training our staff on the subject. Introducing new asset classes, new regulation or client demand drive the need to develop our approach.


SG 06. Main goals/objectives this year

06.1. List the main responsible investment objectives that your organisation set for the reporting year.

Responsible investment processes

Key performance indicator

          Establish an ESG committee.
        

Progress achieved

ESG awareness has increased throughout the organisation. We set in place an ESG committee consisting of seven professionals from different asset classes and functions within the organisation. We have created a more structured way to work on ESG related issues from internal training to client events, the use and evaluation of service providers. 

Key performance indicator

          Activity in both inhouse and collaborative engagements.
        

Progress achieved

We have participated for example in the ClimateAction 100+ initiative and the CDP non-disclosure campaign. We also continued to actively engage with government institutions such as the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Debt Office and so on in Emerging and Frontier countries. 

Financial performance of investments

ESG characteristics of investments

Key performance indicator

          Lower carbon footprint on average over the longer term compared to the comparable market.
        

Progress achieved

For the year 2019 all direct equity and corporate bond funds have a lower carbon footprint than the comparable market. These numbers are disclosed publicly e.g. in the semi-annual ESG review.

Other activities

Key performance indicator

          Actively participating in RI initiatives
        

Progress achieved

We continued to participate in the CA 100+ initiative, within the CDP initiatives we took part in the non-disclosure campaign. We also signed on to the Amazon fires investor statement targeting companies using cattle or soy and urging for zero-deforrestation. We also re-signed the investor statement to governments relating to climate change within "The Investor Agenda" initiative.

06.2. Additional information.


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