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Contents ESG ESG refers to any environmental, social, or governance (ESG) factor that could positively or negatively affect the risk or return of an investment, sector, or fund. These factors can be company-specific, like board independence, or systemic, like climate change. For this report, we consider ESG to be synonymous with responsible investing and sustainable investing. 2019 Highlights .......................................... 1 To Our Clients ............................................ 2 BCI's ESG Investment Beliefs .................. 3 BCI's ESG Principles ................................... 4 BCI's ESG Strategy ..................................... 5 BCI's PRI Reporting & Assessment ......... 6 Climate Action ........................................... 7 Climate Action Plan ....................................8 BCI Portfolio Carbon Footprint ..............13 Public Markets ........................................ 14 Public Equities ...........................................15 Fixed Income .............................................27 Private Markets................................................... 29 Infrastructure & Renewable Resource ................ 30 Private Equity ......................................................... 31 QuadReal.............................................................. 33 Mortgage ................................................................ 34 Real Estate .............................................................. 35 Collaboration ....................................................... 38 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)....... 39 BCI's PRI Involvement ........................................... 40 Collaboration.......................................................... 42 Appendices ......................................................... 44 1. BCI's Policy Submissions ..................................... 45 2. Events .................................................................... 46 3. Publicly-Listed Company Engagements ........... 48 ABOUT BCI British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI®) provides investment management services to British Columbia's public sector. Our role is to generate investment returns that will help our institutional clients build a financially secure future. With our global outlook, we seek investment opportunities that will meet our clients' risk and return requirements over time. This compels us to integrate long-term environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters into our investment decisions and activities. We offer investment options across a range of asset classes: fixed income; mortgage; public and private equity; real estate; and infrastructure and renewable resource.

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