Incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information into the investment process has a positive impact over time. By identifying relevant ESG factors and evaluating a company’s performance on those factors, we are able to make better, more well-informed decisions with the aim of improving risk-adjusted returns.
ESG issues that may impact investment performance include:
Environmental: Resource management, emissions reduction, environmental accidents, risk mitigation
Social: Health and safety, human rights, community relations, supply chain monitoring
Governance: Executive compensation, shareholders’ rights, accountability of board leadership
We were the first quantitative investment team to sign the Principles for Responsible Investment. We have incorporated full ESG integration since 2008.