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Baillie Gifford

PRI reporting framework 2020

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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
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
100 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 (financial)
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
100 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)
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
100 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%
Securitised
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
100 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%

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

At Baillie Gifford, we believe that integrating ESG considerations into our research and engagement makes us better investors. ESG factors are naturally aligned with our investment philosophy and time horizon; long-term investments are more likely to be affected by ESG factors. It is important to define integration appropriately with respect to the investment process. Baillie Gifford doesn’t require systematic and explicit inclusion of predetermined criteria across different investment strategies, instead focusing on bottom-up investment analysis to identify sustainable long-term investment opportunities. ESG factors are incorporated where relevant to the sector, geography or company and give us insight into whether threats to sustainability have been fully priced.

 

 

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

          Integration with Governance and Sustainability Team
        

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

          Dedicated resource from the Governance and Sustainability team for Fixed Income
        

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

All investors at Baillie Gifford look to identify long-term, sustainable investment opportunities. Governance is a key element in the long-term performance of an asset and as such all investors consider this as part of their investment analysis. Each investment team integrates and shares ESG information differently. Some strategies have ESG specifically incorporated as a standard item on all issuer summaries, where others may only incorporate ESG criteria into their summary where the issue is of material relevance to long-term performance.


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