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NGS Super Fund

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Governance and human resources

SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities

07.1. Indicate the internal and/or external roles used by your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for responsible investment.

Roles

Select from the below internal roles

          Senior Manager Liquid Assets
        

Other description (1)

          Manager, Investment Governance and Legal
        

Other description (2)

          Senior Manager, Real Assets
        

07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

Board: The Investment Committee / Board have oversight / accountability of ESG and RI issues which are in the first instance, identified and investigated by the Investment Team. The Board and Investment Committee receive reporting at each formal meeting on ESG and RI initiatives and other topical matters relating to ESG and RI. There are six Board and Investment Committee meetings annually with additional strategy meetings. In addition, ACSI, on behalf of members, managers and monitors climate-related priority companies and provides updates to member funds via formal semi-annual engagement reports and other informal member briefings on a quarterly basis. These reports track progress on climate-related objectives for specific companies and provides updates on broader climate change trends in the market. 

Internal Investment Team: All other roles listed have both implimentation and oversight responsibilities. All staff members are responsible for identifying and engaging with managers on ESG (including climate change) issues within their relevant sectors. Staff are responsible for sending twice yearly questionnaires which investigate our investment managers ESG and climate change activities to test to ensure that managers are taking ESG and climate change seriously. If it is determined that they are not, this will be investigated by the team and if needed reported to the Board with recommended action which may involve divestment or termination of a specific asset manager who fundamentally isn't aligned with NGS Super's beliefs.In addition, ACSI, on behalf of members, managers and monitors climate-related priority companies and provides updates to member funds via formal semi-annual engagement reports and other informal member briefings on a quarterly basis. These reports track progress on climate-related objectives for specific companies and provides updates on broader climate change trends in the market.

The Manager, Investment Governance and Legal oversees this the above processes and is responsible for ensuring that the necessary information is reporting to the Investment Committee and/or Board and is also responsible for the ESG and RI three year roadmap and strategy. 

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

0.5 Number

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Alongside our internal staff who manage responsible investment, we ustilise ACSI’s governance, research, engagement and proxy voting team to implement our responsible investment program.


SG 07 CC. Climate-issues roles and responsibilities (Private)


SG 08. RI in performance management, reward and/or personal development (Private)


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