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Pollen Street Capital

PRI reporting framework 2020

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PE 01. Description of approach to RI (Private)

PE 02. Investment guidelines and RI

02.1. Indicate whether your organisation’s investment activities are guided by a responsible investment policy / follow responsible investment guidelines.

02.2. Describe how your organisation outlines expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues in investment activities.

Pollen Street strongly believes that a focus on responsible investing can lower risk and enhance financial returns for its Funds and underlying portfolio companies, while also generating a net benefit for society. As such, improving ESG performance across its portfolio companies has been, and continues to be, a key focus of the business and its employees.

Employees are required to adhere to the ESG Policy as part of their annual attestation process. The Policy sets out how Pollen Street commits to (1) Maintaining strong ESG governance; (2) Embedding ESG issue management throughout the deal cycle, from pre-acquisition, to post-investment monitoring and continuous improvement to exit; (3) Engaging with investors on ESG issues and (4) Engaging with wider stakeholders.

As part of this, Pollen Street proactively engages with its portfolio companies and associated management teams to embed and enhance ESG practises while ensuring buy in from portfolio company boards and senior management.