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Harvest’s Sustainable Investment Philosophy And Approach

Representing "forward looking" capital, Harvest is an active, fundamental research driven, long term manger, focused not only on the growth of investors' wealth, but also on improving the well-being of the environment and society as a whole. We believe the concept of sustainable development and investment can have a far-reaching positive impact on the environment and society, and ultimately deliver long-term sustainable returns to investors. Therefore, we are fully committed to sustainable investment and support the sustainable growth of the economy. Harvest has joined forces with other leading institutions in organizations and investor alliances focused on promoting sustainable investment and ESG integration.

  • Principles Responsible
    Investment

    2018-03

  • Green Finance Committee Of China
    Society For Finance And Banking

    2018-03

  • Task Force On Climate-Relate
    Financial Disclosure

    2018-09

  • CDP

    2019-04

  • ACGA

    2019-10

Harvest’s Sustainable Investment Statement

Harvest’s Approach To Sustainable Investment

Harvest’s approach to sustainable investment consists of three pillars:1. systematic ESG integration throughout investment processes 2. engagement and stewardship 3. Sustainable and thematic investing, with proprietary ESG and sustainability research at the core to drive sustainable investment decision making.

  • Systematic ESG integration

    Systematically integrate financially material ESG risks & opportunities in investment decision making processes

  • Engagement and Stewardship

    Portfolio managers and ESG specialists proactively engage in voting and company engagement on ESG issues

  • Sustainable and thematic investment

    Developing sustainability focused and ESG integrated fund and tools

Harvest ESG Research Framework

Harvest’s proprietary ESG research framework is aligned with global ESG frameworks while at the same time focused on adapting to China-specific considerations and market realities. We assign an ESG score for all Chinese A-share companies on a 0-100 scale according to their exposure to industry-specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks relative to peers.

The scoring framework consists of 3 themes, 8 topics and 23 issues, over 110 detailed ESG metrics that are most material and relevant in China. Harvest ESG Scores could help investors identify material ESG risks and opportunities in their investment in China in a measurable and timely manner.

  • Themes
  • Topics
  • Issues

Environment

Environmental Risk Exposure Geographic risk exposure Business risk exposure
Pollution and Emission Control Climate change Air and water pollutant emissions Environmental violations and controversies
Natural Resources and Ecological Impact Natural resources use Circular and green economy

Social

Human Capital Labor management and employee benefits Employee health and safety Talent development and engagement Labor related controversies
Product and Service Quality Product safety and quality Business innovation Customer privacy and data security Product related controversies
Community Development Community development Supply chain responsibility

Governance

Corporate Governance Structure Shareholder structure and rights Board composition and oversight Accounting practices Executive pay and incentives
Governance Behavior Business ethics and anti-corruption Governance related controversies

Harvest Sustainable Investment Milestones

2015-10

Harvest Capital Management and China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group co-launched China’s first environmental protection ABS “Harvest Energy Conservation No.1 Specialized Asset Backed Security” in Shanghai Stock Exchange

2015-12

Officially launched the Harvest Environmental Protection and Low Carbon equity mutual fund

2016-05

CSI Shuishan Environmental Protection Patent 50 Index” customized by Harvest was launched

2017-11

Harvest Capital Management and China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group co-launched China’s first CMBS “Harvest Capital & CECEP Green Building CMBS” in Shenzhen Stock Exchange

2018-03

Officially became a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

2018-09

Became supporter of TCFD - Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

2019-04

Became the first institutional investor member of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in China

2019-10

Joined Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)

2019-11

Joined the China ESG Leaders Association

2019-11

Launched “CSI 300 Harvest ESG Leaders Index (931382)”

2020-07

Harvest ESG Scoring System was launched on Wind terminal

2020-08

Awarded A+ Rating by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in “Strategy and Governance” module in our 2020 Transparency Report for our commitment efforts to integrate ESG considerations into the investment decision making

Harvest ESG Awards

  • 2020-09

    AMAC& Shanghai Securities News, “Responsible Investing Award – Fund Management Firm”

  • 2020-07

    PRI, Harvest’s “Developing a robust and effective ESG integration program in China” was shortlisted for
    PRI 2020 Awards “Emerging Markets Project of the Year”

  • 2019-11

    EEO.com.cn, “ESG/Responsible Industry Best Practice Award”

  • 2019-11

    Sina Finance, “2019 Best Responsible Investment Fund House Award”

  • 2019-01

    IRRI Survey 2018/19 “Top 50 Asset Managers Contributing to Sustainable and Responsible Investment”

ESG Thematic Strategy And Products

The Harvest customized “CSI 300 Harvest ESG Leaders Index”, is constructed and launched by China Securities Index Co., Ltd based on the CSI 300 index. The index construction uses a sector neutral approach to select the top 100 rated companies within the CSI 300 constituents according to Harvest’s proprietary ESG scoring methodology. The aim of the index is to represent the performance of the leaders within each sector among CSI 300 index constituents in managing environmental, social and governance issues.

CSI 300 Harvest ESG Leaders Index CSI 300

CSI 300 Harvest ESG Leaders Index 931382.CSI

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Note:Wind / Harvest Fund Management Co., Ltd

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