We believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have financial impact, and that integrating these factors with financial analysis is a smarter way to construct and manage investment portfolios. By considering ESG factors as part of the investment process, we seek to reduce risk and deliver competitive long-term investment performance.

  ESG Factors Financial Impact
Climate Change Manage operational and reputation risks; Increase revenues by capitalizing on opportunities created by climate change regulation, incentives, and customer demand
Emissions & Waste Reduce risk of liabilities and regulatory penalties for pollution; Manage reputational risk
Resource Efficiency Drive innovation and increase productivity; Improve competitive advantage by recruiting and retaining talented employees
Diversity, Human Capital & Safety Drive innovation and improve competitive advantage by recruiting and retaining talented employees
Product Integrity & Supply Chain Management Manage reputational risk; Minimize costs associated with product recalls and related litigation
Community Relations Minimize risk of operational disruptions due to community opposition
Board & Executive Diversity Improve decision-making, oversight and financial performance
Corporate Structure, Accounting & Transparency
Increase accountability to shareholders; Reduce risk of regulatory penalties and reputational damage from substandard business practices
Executive Compensation Incentivize sustainable, long-term value creation