The report documents significant progress across three key areas of the firm’s sustainability efforts: ESG integration, active stewardship, and global collaboration to address systemic sustainability issues.
Paul Lorentz, President and CEO at Manulife Investment Management, said: “Our efforts support our clients’ aims and help bolster the environmental and social foundations that enable the global economy to function. Our priority is to continue to expand our sustainable investing capabilities across public and private asset classes to meet our clients’ evolving needs.”
Advancements in sustainability
Brian Kernohan, chief sustainability officer, private markets, comments: “Our purpose as an asset manager is to deliver strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients over time while having a positive impact on the environment and society through strong stewardship. We believe a commitment to sustainable investing is necessary for investors to be successful.”
Peter Mennie, global head of ESG integration and research, public markets, concludes: “We are proud of our contributions in pursuit of more sustainable business practices across the globe. We believe integrating all elements of sustainable investing into our conversations with company management, and using measurable data points to demonstrate progress, can help mitigate the impact of material sustainability risks in our portfolios and is aligned with the best interests of our clients over the long term.”
Since becoming a PRI signatory in 2015, Manulife Investment Management has enhanced its sustainability practices across asset classes and deepened its involvement in initiatives addressing global sustainability challenges.
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