April 2020

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Appendix 1: Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global priorities developed by countries, NGOs, businesses, the scientific communities, and other stakeholders from around the world. The SDGs were not explicitly devised as an investment framework but serve as a guide for companies’ and investors’ long-term sustainability efforts and as a mandate to address the eminent challenges facing our world.

Per the United Nations, the SDGs “are a call for action by all countries, poor, rich, and middle-income, to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.”81

The 17 SDGs are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. These goals “provide a global blueprint for dignity, peace, and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” 82

Sustainable Development Goals

Appendix 2: MSCI ESG Fund Ratings

This report contains certain information (the “Information”) sourced from and/or ©MSCI ESG Research LLC, or its affiliates or information providers (the “ESG Parties”) and may have been used to calculate scores, ratings or other indicators. The Information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or re-disseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. Although they obtain information from sources they consider reliable, none of the ESG Parties warrants or guarantees the originality, accuracy, and/or completeness, of any data herein and expressly disclaim all express or implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. None of the Information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such, nor should it be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance, analysis, forecast, or prediction. None of the ESG Parties shall have any liability for any errors or omissions in connection with any data or Information herein, or any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential, or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages. For information on the MSCI ESG Fund Ratings methodology, visit msci.com.