As a well-established global investment manager, we believe Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors can have an impact on investment performance and are important considerations to effectively manage risk and achieve our clients’ investment objectives. Our investment teams across public fixed income, real estate and private capital are responsible for incorporating financially-material ESG factors into their investment processes. This is a key part of how we aim to deliver client solutions that manage risk and create sustainable investment returns.
We also engage actively with company leadership. Our investment analysts frequently interact and engage in discussions with a firm’s senior management throughout the initial due diligence process and as part of the portfolio monitoring process. We maintain an ongoing dialogue with company management to target improvements across a number of sustainability metrics.