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Edge International, Inc.

Service Providers Framework 2019

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Policy on ESG beliefs

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.

By incorporating integrated thinking and ESG factors in the information disclosure of our clients, we help corporations grow sustainably and achieve financial stability through corporate reports.

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

01.3. Indicate the components/types of your internal policy and provide the URL and/or an attachment of the document/s if they are publicly available.

Policy components/types

Public availability

Public availability

Public availability

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

01.5. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


SG 02. Norms used to develop policies

02.1. Indicate what frameworks and guidelines you have used to develop your organisation’s policies. Tick all that apply.

          "Fair Marketing for children"
        

02.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 03. Policy offerings to clients

03.1. Indicate whether you offer standard, off the shelf, policies to clients as part of your product offerings, and/or whether you create tailored versions for individual 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)
Other, please specify (2)
Other, please specify (3)
None of the above

03.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 04. ESG/RI in business offerings

04.1. Briefly describe how you include ESG/RI factors as part of your business offerings.

Business area

Reporting

How you include ESG/RI factors

Sharing ESG information that is relevant to the particular industries of our clients.

Helping clients incorporate ESG factors into their reports.

Creating integrated reports.

 

Research and Data Provision

How you include ESG/RI factors

Using ESG data to analyse the clients.

04.2. Indicate the roles in your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for ESG/RI within the organisation.

Roles present in your organisation
Oversight/accountability for ESG/RI
Implementation of ESG/RI
Board
Directors
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Other chief-level staff
Other heads of department
Dedicated ESG/RI staff
Other role, specify (1)
Other role, specify (2)
Other role, specify (3)
None of the above

04.3. Indicate how you ensure ESG/RI expertise for the roles where there are RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities.

04.4. Indicate whether your organisation has any ESG/RI linked incentives for its employees.

04.7. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


SG 05. Outsourcing of services (Private)


SG 06. Providing training/education

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

          IR and CSR team members
        

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

Usually we set our ESG/RI educational services based on clients' demands.

Main components tend to be:

The concept of integrated reporting

Why ESG disclosure is important for companies

ESG trends

 

06.3. Describe whether these training/educational services include any commercial elements.

          We provide the service as one of our ESG consulting services.
        

06.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 07. Applying, advancing and promoting the PRI principles

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

Through understanding the principles, obtaining know-how through the PRI network, introducing business activities along with PRI to the clients, and integrating more ESG information into the corporate reports to help investors engage companies more about ESG.

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


SG 08. Actions taken to promote responsible investment

8.1. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investments during the reporting year, independently of collaborative initiatives.

8.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 09. Long term trends

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

          Economy condition
        

09.2. Explain how this long-term trend affects your product outputs.

During times of recession, clients lower the volume of information disclosure as a means to cut the cost of creating corporate reports. During such times, our products are unable to function as a tool for connecting corporations and investors.


SG 10. Interaction with asset owners (Not Applicable)


SG 11. Aligning approach with investor goals

11.1. Describe how you typically align your organisation’s philosophy and approach to ESG/RI with your investor clients’ goals.

Our philosophy is to support sustainable corporate development and stable finance and to create shared values through corporate reporting.

Therefore, our bussiness-corporate reporting- itself aligns with investor goals that demand sustainable corporate development and stable finance.

 

11.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 12. ESG recommendations not aligned with investor goals

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

12.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 13. Seeking feedback from clients

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

13.2. Describe how you use this feedback in your RI/ESG services and product offerings.

We use feedback to improve our offerings.

Feedback is shared and we discuss how to make improvements in the meetings.


SG 14. Managing conflicts of interest

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

14.2. Describe how you manage potential conflicts of interest.

Our labor regulations describe the rules and punishment for conflicts of interest.

 

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

All employees need to promise that they do not use undisclosed information for their gain when they work our company.

14.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


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