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Marks & Spencer Pension Scheme

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]

          Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Asset Owners Committee
        

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 (Private)


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.

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          Encourages ESG practices with the Scheme's Investment Managers.
        

Description

          Our organisation discusses directly with its fund managers how they manage  ESG risks and encourages greater awareness and consideration of them.
        

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]

Our engagement service provider, Hermes EOS, has published case studies on its website, participated in academic research, responded to consultations related to responsible investment and supported the development of stewardship codes. EOS is involved in the following key networks on our behalf:

  • Climate Action 100+: lead or co-lead for 27 engagements and supporting another 14
  • Principles for Responsible Investment: lead investor for engagement with Vale on tailings dam failure and actively involved in other groups, including cyber risk, water cattle deforestation, palm oil, plastics, cobalt and tax
  • CDP
  • The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • Investors for Opioid & Pharmaceutical Accountability
  • Investor Alliance for Human Rights
  • Investor Initiative on Mining & Tailings Safety
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • ShareAction
  • UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework
  • 30% Club

SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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