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Capital Governance (S) Pte Ltd (Delisted)

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.

CAPITAL GOVERNANCE (S) PTE LTD is a specialist in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), and Sustainability Consultancy.We aim to assist our clients with best-in-class frameworks and operation tools in Sustainability Management. We incorporate environmental, social and governance factors to our business offerings through the application and adherence of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards in our sustainability services to our clients and actively engaging our clients regarding such matters.

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
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

Research and Data Provision

How you include ESG/RI factors

For our sustainability offerings which involve GRI Standards training, we consider ESG/RI factors with the additional reasearch on areas of sustainable investment along with green finance. This could also include sustainability indexes and research on applicable industrial standards.

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
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Other chief-level staff
Other heads of department

Please specify

          Paul Ryan Chan is the Principal of Capital Governance.

Please specify

          Paul Ryan Chan is the Principal of Capital Governance.
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.

04.6. Describe how you ensure that your employees incorporate ESG/RI into services through other mechanisms than ESG/RI linked incentives.

Periodic performance reviews

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.

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.

Public courses - GRI Stds

Board - Customised ESG/RI topics

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

          GRI levies a certain licensing fee for the use of the GRI Standards in the execution of the course.

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.

Our organisation holds regular discussions on topics important to PRI Principles especially when we help our clients report on their sustainability efforts according to GRI Standards. We conduct research on pertinent topics such as the circular economy, green deveopment and potential sustainable legislature/compliance issues. These topics also are shared with our clients to help them gain awareness of such matters and how they can help promote sustainable PRI Principles. 

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

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.

As population increases, businesses will have bigger ESG impacts, and require more structured ESG reporting and management.

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

Climate change has a detrimental impact on the societies around the world who depend heavily on weather for their economic output such as agarian or primary sectors. Our clients, through GRI Standards, highlight their company effects on factors that directly impact climate change such as Emissions or Environmental Compliance and in turn help improve transparency towards their efforts to help national movements to achieve Climate Change goals.

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

Technology usually means efficiency improvements. So, we will identify the technology trends that benefit our clients.

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.

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 collect feedback in a continuous process in our client interactions across a wide range of channels such as in meetings, email correspondences and client interviews. We assess and discuss such feedback in our in-house reviews to assess potential improvements to our work processes and remain open to constructive suggestments.

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.

Capital Governance has policies on anti-bribery, anti-corruption, gift disclosures, whistle-blowing as well as any other disclosures on any possible conflicting business interests. 

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.

The company has policies on insider trading and general market conduct, including handling any credible complaints. Employees found to have breached such guidelines are subject to disciplinary, civil and/or criminal action, depending on the circumstances.

14.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]