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Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.

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.

Select all that apply

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]

ESG Specialist participated in PRI's annual conference. Also, Senior Investment Manager and ESG Specialist attended PRI's Japan Regional network's seminars throughout the year. The Senior Investment Manager made a presentation in a seminar held by PRI Japan Network.

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]

A Managing Executive Officer participated in a seminar held by CDP Climate Change as a panelist speaker.

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]

As a lead investor for a Japanese company, SNAM had some telephone conferences as well as in-person meetings. Also, we work as a support investor for a Japanese company.

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]

A portfolio manager in Fixed Income Department partook in a seminar of Green Bond Principles organised by International Capital Market Association.

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]

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management partakes in a PRI and IIGCC-led collaborative engageement, "Climate Action 100+". ESG Specialist participated telephone conferences organized by IIGCC.

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]

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management became a member of ICGN in November 2017. ESG Specialist attended its annual conference. Also, we are a supporter for "ICGN Global Governance Principles".

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]

Senior Analyst participated in the panel discussion held by Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century a few times. Also, ESG Specialist attended seminars organized by Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century throughout the year. Also, one of our ESG funds received a "Special Award" from the Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century in the category of "Most Outstanding Initiatives (Minister of the Environment Award)". ESG Specialist serves as a co-lead for one of its committees. 

          Japan Sustainable Investment Forum (JSIF)
        

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]

ESG Specialist participated in seminars held by JSIF several times throughout the year. Also, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management supported the organization financially for its publishing the annual booklet, which summarized the Japanese ESG outlook.

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]

ESG Specialist partook in seminars organized by UNEP FI.

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]

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management is a participant of  UN Global Compact's Action Platform of Financial Innovation for the SDGs. ESG Specialist partakes in the workstream, "Mapping and Matching SDG Investors and Investments". 

          Japan Climate Initiative
        

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 became a signatory to Japan Climate Initiative in 2019.

          Japan Stewardship Forum
        

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]

Senior Investment Manager and ESG Specialist participated in seminars organized by Japan Stewardship Forum several times a year.

          Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot 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]

Our analysts engaged with 27 companies through Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project. Also, Senior Analyst partook in a seminar as a speaker held by Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project. ESG Specialist attended seminars held by Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project throughout the year.

          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]

We became a signatory to Investor Agenda in 2019.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

95 %

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

          ESG Specialist carried out lectures for internal investment managers.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management has financially supported Japan Sustainable Investment Forum's questionnaire of Japan's ESG trend.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          To celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the oldest ESG-tilted fund, we had a seminar towards people in the financial industry as well as corporates. In the seminar, Managing Executive Officer and the professor of Takasaki City University of Economics who is the leading authority of ESG in Japan, had a panel discussion along with other pre-eminent ESG leaders.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          SNAM's analysts served as examiners for various awards such as The Securities Analysts Association of Japan (Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure), Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA IR Awards) and Nikkei (Nikkei Annual Report Awards), encouraging companies to increase transparency for their disclosures.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          As an active investment manager who has long track records of ESG-tilted funds, Managing Executive Officer, the Head of Responsible Investment Office and ESG Specialist all spoke publicly at events and conferences to promote responsible investment. To name a few, Managing Executive Officer joined as a panelist in responsible investment seminars held by a securities company and CDP Japan. Head of Responsible Investment Office partook in seminars organized by the Secretariat of Environmental Reporting Platform Development Pilot Project and PRI/UNGC Japan. ESG Specialist served as a moderator for a ESG event held by SOMPO Holdings, with the aim of prevailing the latest view of ESG among corporates.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We encouraged our external managers to become a member of PRI. As a result, 2 of them became signatories to PRI.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management serves as a co-lead organization for "Principles for Financial Action in the 21st Century".
        

Frequency of contribution

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          SNAM is a member of United Nations Global Compact's Action Platform, "Financial Innovations for the SDGs"
        

Description

          SNAM has been a member of the Action Platform since 2018. The platform aims to integrate SDGs in the financial context.
        

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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