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Riparian Capital Partners Pty Ltd

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

Riparian Capital Partners (‘RCP’) is a specialist water, agriculture and food investment firm. Our objective is to deliver competitive, sustainable returns to our stakeholders via long term investments across the agricultural sector.  Clear ESG objectives are embedded in our investment approach and processes. RCP focuses on investments backed by real assets critical to the production of essential goods – water, farmland, agricultural infrastructure and agribusinesses. Characterised by long term production and investment lifecycles where patient capital is required and rewarded, RCP has clear and proven investment strategies to unlock and sustainably deliver value for our stakeholders. 

The Investment Committee on delegation from the Board assumes fiduciary duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

Investment Activities Review and approve investment strategies

Ensure adequate portfolio management personnel and other resources are in place to meet established and agreed upon investment objectives

Monitor deployment of capital against mandates and ensure compliance with investment mandates

Monitor deployment of mandates to portfolio construction guidelines

Monitor investment performance and ESG of investments

Approve new transitions and divestments of existing portfolio assets Identify principal risks to investment strategies

Review and approve distributions from investment vehicles

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

RCP is committed to implementing, monitoring and reviewing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices across the business and across assets managed by the firm on an ongoing basis. Our ambition is to continuously enhance our understanding of sustainability and in doing so advance our ESG practices. RCPs ability to successfully manage ESG factors is directly interlinked with our ability to sustainably deliver attractive returns to our investors. In our view, there is no bifurcation between investment returns and sustainability but rather as long-term investors in agriculture we are incentivised to advance our ESG practices overtime.

RCP is committed to:

•performing appropriate due diligence on environmental and social impacts associated with investments;

•providing safe workplace environments;

•ensuring that appropriate mitigation strategies are employed and monitored throughout an investment’s lifecycle; and

•providing appropriate governance structures for investments on an ongoing basis.

This policy will be monitored by the RCP Risk Committee on a periodic basis.

01.6. Additional information [Optional].


SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents


02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.




02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.


02.3. Additional information [Optional].

SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

RCP's position is that transparency of interest is paramount and that it is better to err on over-disclosure rather than under-disclosure so that the client is fully aware of the interests which we or our representatives may have in relation to the service being provided. In all instances where there is a serious conflict of interest the client is to be informed at the earliest opportunity that we have a conflict of interest which is of a nature to prevent it from acting (or continuing to act) for the client on a particular matter. There is no specific requirement for us to detail the nature of the conflict to the client. It is sufficient nevertheless that we initially form the view that discontinuing the client relationship for this particular matter is the appropriate course. In other cases where the conflict of interest is not prohibitive of us commencing or continuing with a client relationship, the process of managing the conflict may include disclosing the nature of the conflict. We should ensure that clients are adequately informed about any conflicts of interest that may affect the provision of financial services to them. (From RCP Conflict of Interest Policy 3.4) 

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)