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Consilium Capital

Service Providers Framework 2020

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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.

We are a specialist corporate finance firm dedicated to advising and raising capital internationally for companies and investment funds focussed on sustainable or impact investment, so ESG and impact are at the heart of our mission and services as a business. It is integral to the investment thesis for all of our clients, whether investment funds or companies, that they target positive impact on the environment and/or on society. Therefore for each transaction we assist our clients in clarifying and articulating to investors how they define, measure and report on the ESG factors and positive impact they aim to achieve in their business operations and investments.  The SDGs are usually the principal reference for our clients in defining their targetted positive impact. Our sector expertise aligns specifically with UN SDGs 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15. See our website:  www.consiliumcapital.co.uk

 

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

01.5. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


SG 02. Norms used to develop policies (Not Applicable)


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 (Not Applicable)


SG 05. Outsourcing of services

05.1. Indicate whether you outsource some of your services. Report percentage of services outsourced as percentage for that specific business area.

Business area

SG 06. Providing training/education

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

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.

As set out above, as a company we automatically incorporate ESG and impact issues into our own analysis and decision-making processes in determining which clients and transactions to take on. 
We therefore require from all of our clients appropriate disclosure on ESG and impact issues to enable us and the investors we introduce to our clients to assess these as an integral element of the investment thesis. 
We highlight that we are a signatory of the PRI in our marketing materials and in our discussions with investors. We strongly encourage investment fund clients to adopt PRI guidelines in their own investment operations if they do not already do so.
 

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

1) Assist in encouraging investors to progress in integrating positive impact in their private markets investments e.g. through specific SDG targets and allocations

2) Assist in encouraging larger allocation to funds and companies operating in emerging markets with specific SDG targets 


SG 08. Actions taken to promote responsible investment

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

08.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SG 09. Long term trends

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

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

Our main focus themes in advising and raising capital for companies and investment funds include clean energy (grid-connected, off-grid access to energy, and energy efficiency), sustainable agriculture/food, sustainable forestry and sustainable oceans. By raising capital for funds and companies in these sectors, they and we aim to finance solutions to address the existential issue of climate change.

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

By advising and raising capital for clients who are companies and funds focussed on sustainable agriculture/food, sustainable forestry and sustainable oceans we assist them in addressing issues of resource scarcity.

We have also assisted in raising capital for one of the first circular economy private equity funds in Europe - see below

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

We advise and raise capital for companies and funds focussed on utilising technology to achieve systemic change in industries e.g. to enable or track and incentivise responsible production i.e. with lower carbon emissions 

          Circular Economy
        

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

We believe it is important that producers and consumers should move away from the linear economy of Make, Use and Dispose, so this is one of our key themes in Multi-Sector Impact: we have assisted one of the first circular economy funds in Europe to raise capital 


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 approach is to identify a range of suitable investment opportunities - in funds or in companies - which target both market return and positive impact and offer the most appropriate to each category of investor to reflect their specific goals for investment in sustainable development in various geographies and sectors

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 aim to maintain long term relationships with our clients so we seek their feedback on an ongoing basis in order to offer products and services which meet their requirements 


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.

As a company we have policies in place which we follow to avoid conflicts of interest when deciding whether and when to act for clients or potential clients. 

All team members have agreed in writing to follow our policies and procedures.  If one of the team may be considered to have any risk of potential conflict of interest in relation to one of our clients or potential clients, we agree the appropriate action to be taken to avoid any conflict - for example we exclude that team member from transactions with that client.

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 team members have agreed in writing to follow our insider dealing rules which reflect current regulations 

14.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


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