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Baillie Gifford

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]

We attend all UNPRI conferences, and monitor the output of a number of the working groups. For example, we have incorporated the UNPRI guidance on responsible tax into our own research on this matter.

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

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We attend all key meetings of this association, and have participated in several of their collective engagement initiatives. A member of the Governance & Sustainability team joined the China and India working groups.

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

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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]

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

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

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We attend all key conferences of CII and are highly engaged in the discussions and breakout groups that take place at these events. A member of the team is on the Corporate Governance Advisory Council.

Their policy mission is “to be the leading voice for effective corporate governance practices for U.S. companies and strong shareowner rights and protections.” This is an important market for us at Baillie Gifford, not only for the listed companies we hold on behalf of our clients, but also because of the influence it has on other markets, particularly some emerging markets. It is important to understand the cultural environment that companies operate in. 

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

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

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We joined IIGCC in 2015. These networks allow us to contribute to industry debates and help us to keep up with developments in corporate governance standards.

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

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We attend all key conferences held by ICGN and are actively involved in the discussions that take place at these forums.

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

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We attend a number or relevant conferences each year.

          UKSIF
        

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]

We participate in the annual UKSIF conference and joined conversations around initiatives.

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

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We are a signatory and we report against progress.

          Global Ethical Finance Initiative
        

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

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We are actively involved in this initiative having hosted a number of events at our offices and provided financial support.

          Impact Management Project
        

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]

We are part of the advisory Group

          The Investor Agenda
        

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]

Involvement in investor initiatives on climate action.

          Investor Stewardship Group
        

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]

We are on the Governance Advisory Council


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.

Description

          We routinely discuss ESG issues with our clients and intermediaries both directly and at a number of ESG focused events.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We have participated in a number of different academic research studies in the last year by feeding into surveys and taking part in interviews.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We responded to a number of International consultations regarding Corporate Governance and Stewardship.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We have spoken at a number of ESG focused events and conference sessions.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We wrote and published in-house research papers on investment relative ESG issues.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We responded to a number of consultations looking at the effect of short termism in financial markets.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We published a number of articles in the Financial Times on the benefits of long term investing in supporting responsible investment practices.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Working Group on SDGs in active ownership
        

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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