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Leading credentials

Only company in AIC sector with the maximum 5 globes for sustainability, top rated for social factors and a low carbon designation

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Hello it's Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager of the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust.Today we're discussing ESG, our ESG focus, our proprietary ESG risk assessments, our leadership in ESG and six differentiators we have.

Firstly, we're the only company in the AIC global sector to be awarded the highest Morningstar sustainability rating of five globes,

Secondly, the trust is in the top two percent of all the products categorised by Morningstar's global equity logic.

Thirdly, we have a proprietary ESG risk assessment framework that we're running on every company we're researching. These are 52 parameters that we're assessing across governance and sustainability, to have consistent structure and in-depth analysis across all of those and to ensure that we're putting our clients’ assets in companies that are well-governed and have sustainable business models.

Fourth, we are top-rated in terms of social factors by Morningstar, we have an important additional focus on social exploitation risks, these are an additional 22 parameters that we're assessing against every company, to ensure that we're putting our clients’ assets and companies with low social exploitation risks.

Fifth, we are top rated by the PRI, Triple A+ rated for the fourth year in a row and top ninth percentile in terms of active ownership, which highlights the active engagements that we're involving in as part of our stewardship of the companies that we're invested in.

And finally, the trust has a low carbon emission designation and contributes to a fraction of the carbon emissions of the market, all of which highlights the importance, when looking at the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust, of a trust that's focusing on companies with quality growth exposure, structural growth profiles and importantly sustainable business models, that fair well within our proprietary ESG risk assessments.

Thank you for listening, it's Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager of the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust.

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The opinions contained in this recording are those of the named manager. They may not necessarily represent the views of other Martin Currie managers, strategies or funds. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, research, a guarantee of future results or investment advice.

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