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Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

PRI reporting framework 2020

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ESG incorporation in actively managed fixed income

Implementation processes

FI 01. Incorporation strategies applied

Indicate (1) Which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed fixed income investments; and (2) The proportion (+/- 5%) of your total actively managed fixed income investments each strategy applies to.
SSA
95 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
0 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
5 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
00 No incorporation strategies applied
100%
Corporate (financial)
100 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
0 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
0 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
0 No incorporation strategies applied
100%
Corporate (non-financial)
80 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
0 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
20 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
0 No incorporation strategies applied
100%

01.2. Describe your reasons for choosing a particular ESG incorporation strategy and how combinations of strategies are used.

IAG relies on and subscribes to external credit rating agency assessments of credit risk (Standard & Poors) and ESG ratings assessments from MSCI ESG manager. In doing so IAG Asset Management has assessed the extent to which ESG issues have been considered in the overall credit risk assessment. IAG Asset Management maintains close dialogue with, and monitoring of issuers in portfolios, including an assessment of issuer ESG practices and CBI certification.

01.3. Additional information [Optional].


FI 02. ESG issues and issuer research (Private)


FI 03. Processes to ensure analysis is robust

03.1. Indicate how you ensure that your ESG research process is robust:

specify description

          Regular interaction and review of alternative ESG research providers
        

03.2. Describe how your ESG information or analysis is shared among your investment team.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


(A) Implementation: Screening

FI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate the type of screening you conduct.

Select all that apply
SSA
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Negative/exclusionary screening
Positive/best-in-class screening
Norms-based screening

04.2. Describe your approach to screening for internally managed active fixed income

IAG has implemented a restriction on companies with more than 10% revenue on thermal coal mining activities. 

04.3. Additional information. [Optional]


FI 05. Examples of ESG factors in screening process (Not Completed)


FI 06. Screening - ensuring criteria are met

06.1. Indicate which systems your organisation has to ensure that fund screening criteria are not breached in fixed income investments.

Type of screening
Checks
Negative/exclusionary screening

06.2. Additional information. [Optional]


(B) Implementation: Thematic

FI 07. Thematic investing - overview (Private)


FI 08. Thematic investing - themed bond processes

08.1. Indicate whether you encourage transparency and disclosure relating to the issuance of themed bonds as per the Green Bonds Principles, Social Bond Principles, or Sustainability Bond Guidelines..

08.2. Describe the actions you take when issuers do not disburse bond proceeds as described in the offering documents.

We would likely divest. This situation has yet to arise.

08.3. Additional information. [Optional]


FI 09. Thematic investing - assessing impact

09.1. Indicate how you assess the environmental or social impact of your thematic investments.

          IAG monitor and where appropriate utilise recognised forms of green, social and diversity bond accreditation or certification.
        

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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