Dealing with ESG Focus Funds/Socially Conscious Investors
To help portfolio managers and investment teams better assess risks and opportunities in client portfolios, Wellington Management has integrated the analysis of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors into their investment and risk-management processes firm wide. Their ESG Research team provides company- and sector-specific ESG analysis and engages directly with company management teams on ESG topics. The team executes proxy voting for over 5,000 company meetings annually, and performs portfolio reviews to identify holdings with the greatest potential ESG risks. Hillary will discuss how her team works with both portfolio managers and clients, and how companies can improve their messaging with shareholders on ESG issues.