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KBI Global Investors

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.

Select all that apply

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]

Participated in a number of collaborative engagements.

Our Head of RI was a member of the Macroeconomic Risks working group.

Attended PRI in Person in Paris.

 

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]

Our Head of Responsible Investing is a member of CDP Ireland's steering committee.   We took the lead role in several engagements to persuade companies to report to CDP.

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]

Part of the lead investors group for four target companies.  Participated in many conference calls and in person meetings with those companies.

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]

Active member of Water Hub group.  Participated in collaborative engagements.  Spoke at annual conference.  

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]

Attended events.

          SIF Ireland
        

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]

SIF Ireland is an organisation set up to promote Responsible Investment in Ireland.  Our firm's Head of Responsible Investing is an active member of the Committee which oversees the work of the organisation, and has spoken at events.  Our firm has also acted as host for a Sustainability event under the auspices of SIF Ireland.

          Eurosif Transparency Code
        

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

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

100 %

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.

Description

          Spoke at investment conferences, mostly for institutional investors, promoting RI topics and products.  Hosted an RI event with external speakers, aimed at institutional investors and consultants in the Irish market.  Hosted a media event on RI issues, for UK journalists.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Continued our innovative methodology on alignment of portfolios with Sustainable Development Goals, thus increasing both transparency and disclosure.This is a very significant body of work, that we believe is industry-leading, and involves substantial commitment from our Portfolio Managers and the Responsible Investing Committee.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Spoke at investment conferences, mostly for institutional investors, promoting RI topics and products.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We write and circulate an annual study analysing the performance of cohorts of stocks, per ESG rating.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Wrote several articles on RI, mostly in UK media.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Member of Macroeconomic risks working group
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Member, SIF Ireland Committee.
Member, CDP Ireland Steering Committee
        

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

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

If yes

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

specify description

          Under the auspices of SIF Ireland, participated in discussion with the Irish Department of Finance re funding for a Skills Network for Responsible Investing
        

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

In most cases we have focussed on climate-change-related issues.


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