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Glennmont Partners

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]

Glennmont signed one statement through the UNPRI regarding climate change over 2019: an investor statement on deforestation and forest fires in the Amazon which called on companies to demonstrate clear commitment to eliminating deforestation within their operations and supply chains.

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 started partaking in GRESB's Annual Fund Assessment in 2019, submitting information for two of our three equity funds (the third fund is near fully divested).

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]

Glennmont signed three letters and statements through the IIGCC regarding climate change over 2019:

1. A letter from investor and business CEOs to the UK government, in advance of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which called for the legislation of a 2050 net-zero GHG emissions target.
2. A joint CEO statement to EU Leaders, in advance of the Sibiu Summit, which urged for the heads of states and government to endorse an EU strategy for climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
3. An open letter to EU leaders, ahead of the October European Council, which reflected the core asks in the Global Investor Statement that Glennmont signed in 2018.
 

We also attend the AGM and correspond with them on an ad hoc basis.

 

 

 

          Renewable Energy Association UK
        

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

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 One of Glennmont's Partners, Peter Dickson, was Chair of the Finance Forum of the Renewable Energy Association from 2015 to 2018.

He remains a member of the Steering Group for the REA Finance Forum.

          Association for Decentralised Energy UK (ADE)
        

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 (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 have held extensive consultations with 3rd party ESG specialists in a bid to ensure we have optimised our ESG initiatives. For instance, we recently had lunch sessions for the team from two different world-leading environmental consultancies, SLR and ERM.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We have recently set up a Sustainability Committee and three of the Committee members are discussing with universities and trade bodies possible research partnerships for 2020.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Glennmont’s team regularly take part in industry panels at conferences and seminars. Below are some key events that our team have spoken at in 2019: BTI Forum, June 2019; Future Solar Energy Summit, April 2019; Infrastructure Investor Seoul Summit, May 2019; Solar & Storage Live, September 2019; Women in Wind webinars, November 2019; Infrastructure Investor Hong Kong Summit, November 2019; Smart Solar PV Forum, December 2019. Glennmont has also held seminars throughout the year to discuss different aspects of the clean energy transition with other market participants. The seminars have been in London (May and December) and Amsterdam (November).Our speakers over 2019 have included: Our speakers over 2019 have included: Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change; Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director at Van Oord; Angus McCrone, Chief Editor at Bloomberg New Energy Finance; and Baroness Verma, The UK’s former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change).
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Our Partners regularly write in the media about the clean energy industry, or are interviewed by journalists.
        

Frequency of contribution

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          As outlined in the previous section, one of our Partners is on the Steering Group of the Finance Forum of the Renewable Energy Association, he previously chaired the Finance Forum for three years.
        

Frequency of contribution

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          School visits
        

Description

          Glennmont's plant managers organise school visits to our power plants to educate children on the value of clean energy investment for the environment and community.
        

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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