Sprott Funds

Canada
Diversified Financials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Sprott does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company integrates ESG into all of its business practices and is a signatory of the United Nation's Principle for Responsible Investment. However, it has not used its corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Sprott receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale
Sprott integrates ESG into all of its business practices. It believes that “integrating ESG matters into [its] investment decision-making processes and active ownership practices are key tenets of being a responsible investor” (1). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Sprott does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Sprott does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale
Sprott¬†is a signatory of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investing (1). However, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (2).
Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Sprott has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Sprott does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2)(3).

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October 30, 2023

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