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Independent agencies we engage with

The following are the key independent agencies that Cairn engages with that conduct corporate governance and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research on behalf of investors:

Company Main areas of focus
ABI Institutional Voting Information Service (IVIS) applies the approach developed by ABI and provides investors with advice concerning issues to be voted on at the AGM. They also comment on reporting on ESG approach and performance.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) CDP is an international organisation providing a global system for companies to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information; primarily as it relates to climate change. Cairn has participated in the annual CDP surveys since 2006.
EIRIS EIRIS covers the spread of corporate governance and ESG issues. Cairn has reviewed and provided input to EIRIS assessments since 2001.
Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd (PIRC) PIRC is an independent corporate governance and shareholder advisory consultancy, which provides proxy research services to institutional investors on governance and other ESG issues.
Research Recommendations and Electronic Voting Ltd. (RREV) RREV Proxy Advisory Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of ISS, a US company. RREV issues research and vote recommendations based on the corporate governance policy guidelines of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF). It does not include ESG matters.
Sustainalytics Sustainalytics’ research is used by investors to integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Cairn has been engaging with Sustainalytics since 2011.
Vigeo Vigeo was founded in 2002 and provides an assessment of European companies and organisations with regard to their practices and performance on ESG issues.

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