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BA Desarrollo

Service Provider Reporting Framework 2017

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Responsible investment policy

SG 01. Responsible investment policy

01.1. Describe how your organisation’s philosophy incorporates environmental, social and governance factors, and the link to your business offerings.

          Provincia BA Desarrollo is a company of Grupo Provincia whose objective is to promote and lead the positioning of the Province, and eventually Argentina, towards a Sustainable Development.
We work according to the United Nations Global Goals, recognized by the World Economic Forum of Davos.
        

01.2. Indicate whether you have policies that formalise the incorporation of your beliefs in your business offerings.

01.3. Indicate the components/types  of your policy

Policy components/types

01.4. Indicate how these are put into practice internally across the organisation.

01.5. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


SG 02. Publically available policies

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

Policy or document name

Attachment (optional)


02.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 03. Norms used to develop policies

03.1. Indicate what standards you have used to develop your organisation’s policies. Tick all that apply.

          Risk Committee
        

SG 04. Policy offerings to clients

04.1. Indicate whether you offer any of the following policies to clients.

Off the shelf
Tailored
Asset class-specific RI guidelines
Sector-specific RI guidelines
Screening/exclusions policy
Engagement policy
(Proxy) voting policy
RI guidelines set out within the Investment Policy Statement (IPS)
RI guidelines set out in a freestanding RI policy
Multi-year RI implementation project plan
Conflict of interest management policy
Stockbroker allocation policy
Securities lending policy
Other, please specify (1)

please specify (1)

          Money Laundering Control Policy
        

please specify (1)

          Money Laundering Control Policy
        
Other, please specify (2)
Other, please specify (3)
None of the above

04.2. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations, or exceptions applying to these policies.

Every policy is offered without exception. 


SG 05. ESG/RI in business offerings

05.1. Describe how you include ESG/RI factors as an integral part of your business offerings.

Business area

Advisory and Consultancy

How you include ESG/RI factors

Every program the company develops includes ESG/RI factors. Some examples of the programs the company offer are about waste management, renewable energy, digital inclusion, smart cities, and green economy.


SG 06. Outsourcing of services (Private)


SG 06.2. Outsourcing of services (Private)


SG 07. Providing training/education

07.1. Indicate whether you provide training/educational services on ESG/RI. Tick all that apply.

07.2. Describe the main components of your training/educational services on ESG/RI and any variations depending on the group you provide training/education to.

Global Goals and investment for sustainable local development.
 

          Training of Trustees
        

07.2. Describe the main components of your training/educational services on ESG/RI and any variations depending on the group you provide training/education to.

Global Goals and investment for sustainable local development.


SG 08. Level of involvement in collaborative organizations and/or initiatives

08.1. 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.

Collaborative Organisation/Initiative

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative [OPTIONAL]

          
        

08.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 09. Applying, advancing and promoting the PRI principles

09.1. Describe how your organisation applies, advances and promotes the PRI Principles.

Provincia BA Desarrollo applies the PRI in its internal policies and is part of the organization identity. Each new project generated contemplates the incorporation of the principles and also contemplate the United Nations Global Goals. The company promotes awareness with all the actors with whom it is linked directly and indirectly. This happens through the communication of the principles and informing the importance that they take on each one of the projects. BA Desarrollo also make press releases on the importance of the PRI in the design and development of each project.
 

09.2. Highlight whether there are any ways that your organisation would like to engage further with the PRI. [OPTIONAL]

BA Desarrollo opens its doors to receive proposals of collaboration with the PRI.


SG 10. Actions taken to promote responsible investment

10.1. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investments, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 11. Long term trends

11.1. Indicate which of the following long-term trends are addressed in your product outputs.

11.2. Explain how this long term trend affects your product outputs.

BA Desarrollo consider the global trends during the design of the projects to be developed. The entire project is thought from its inception to its completion to take care of the short, medium and long term impacts that may occur. 

11.2. Explain how this long term trend affects your product outputs.

Projects aim to mitigate and adapt to climate change by reducing carbon footprint and improving environmental quality. 

11.2. Explain how this long term trend affects your product outputs.

The proposals developed contemplate solutions to the problems exposed of resources scarcity such as the efficient and rational use of energy and water. For example, the company offers sanitation and renewable energies projects.

11.2. Explain how this long term trend affects your product outputs.

According to technological developments, programs have been set up so that both industrial and residential areas have access to more sustainable technologies through financial structures that allows them to reach the goals.


SG 12. Business certifications/accreditations (Private)


SG 13. Interaction with asset owners

13.1. Indicate whether you interact with asset owner clients.

13.2. Indicate the typical frequency and type of interactions with your asset owner clients.

Type of interaction

Frequency

          c-level
        

Frequency

          pm
        

Frequency

          pm
        

13.3. Tick boxes across level of employment of investor contact (C-level, PM etc.) and subject areas typically addressed with the contact(s).

Level of employment

Subject area(s)

          The board oversees the activities of the company in every area.
        

Subject area(s)

          The CEO reviews the achievments in every area of the company. It also controls if the policies and vision of the company are being included.
        

Subject area(s)

          They are responsible of leading each project by involving every participant in adopting the policies and the vision of the company, and also achieving its goals.
        

SG 14. Aligning approach with investor goals

14.1. Describe how you align your organisation’s philosophy on and approach to ESG/RI with investor goals.

          Every project contemplates the PRI and ESG factors. An analysis is made for the adoption of responsible investment principles. It aims to carry out projects with products or services that enable Global Goals and sustainable development to be achieved, such as: optimizing resource use, working on possible demographic changes, reducing greenhouse gases, improving the quality of life and including sectors of society that are being excluded.
        

14.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 15. ESG recommendations not aligned with investor goals

15.1. Describe what steps you take, if any, when your ESG recommendations are not in line with investor goals.

15.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 16. Seeking feedback from clients

16.1. Indicate whether you seek feedback from clients on your RI/ESG services and product offerings

16.2. Describe how you use this feedback on your RI/ESG services and product offerings.

BA Desarrollo communicate it to everyone and the customers take it very well. 


SG 17. Managing conflicts of interest

17.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a policy for managing potential conflicts of interest.

17.2. Describe how you manage potential conflicts of interest.

The internal management control area identifies, mitigates and reports conflicts in advance in case of potential occurrence. All processes are audited on a monthly basis.

17.3. Describe how you ensure that company employees do not derive any personal gain from the use of information collected during your work process.

The management control area monitors staff performance through compliance with the code of ethics.


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