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Pathfinder Asset Management

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

Other description (1) Exclusions policy is in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2003
Other description (2) We acknowledge a range of controversial weapons legislation including Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2008, Cluster Munitions Prohibition Act (NZ) 2009 and the Ottawa Treaty (Mine Ban Treaty), 1997.

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.

We take a long-term approach to investing. We believe that this will produce better risk weighted returns for our investors than focusing on a short-term horizon. 

Given we are investing for the long term, we want to invest in a way that is consistent with our values as a fund manager.  We want to avoid (or positively engage with) companies that cause harm to individuals, society or indeed the planet.

Considering all operational risks over a long-term horizon means investors must include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in their investment process.  We believe that companies that score highly on ESG metrics will likely perform better than low scoring companies over long time periods. We’d like to reward companies that adopt and implement sound long term practices.

We also invest along four main themes - forestry, water, renewable energy, and sustainable data centres in order to promote development.

Our Rif and KiwiSaver funds are low-carbon funds, with a carbon intensity of around 80% less than benchmark.

In short, we believe investing in a socially responsible manner will lead to better investment outcomes for our investors and better outcomes for society generally.

 

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]

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.

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

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Other description (1) Exclusions policy is in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2003

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Other description (2) We acknowledge a range of controversial weapons legislation including Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2008, Cluster Munitions Prohibition Act (NZ) 2009 and the Ottawa Treaty (Mine Ban Treaty), 1997.

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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.

Conflicts of Interest, both real and perceived are taken very seriously by Pathfinder.

Running a best practice and ethical business requires that these situations are (a) identified and acknowledged and then (b) reviewed and debated. Specific action must be taken to ensure the best interests of investors, staff, shareholders and other stakeholders are protected.

Full disclosure is the primary defense against COI situations. Board members and staff are all individually responsible for identifying potential COI situations. Each is required to notify the Board of any potential situation where a COI may arise.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)


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