As a fiduciary and asset manager for over ninety years, we are committed to building a sustainable future for our global clients through research-driven investing and informed ownership.
We believe environmental, social, and governance (ESG) insights are fundamental to any rigorous analysis of an investment’s risks and opportunities. This means we embed ESG factors into our investment processes and put them at the core of our ongoing engagement with issuers to generate positive outcomes for our clients over the long term.
ESG factors are considered as part of the mosaic of information our investment professionals develop for each security. To maximize our potential, our investors have access to powerful tools and extensive data. Our investment professionals assess ESG considerations during their due diligence and monitoring processes.
Engaging with issuers is instrumental to our ability to develop a full understanding of each issuer’s business and strategy, and it allows us to participate in an ongoing dialogue with management teams. We leverage various forms of engagement, including proxy voting. We include ESG considerations in our portfolio analysis and focus on these considerations in our ongoing engagement.
Lord Abbett is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”). We support the PRI framework in its efforts to foster engagement among investors and promote acceptance of its mission. Our definition of responsible investing is aligned with the PRI definition, which is a strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions and active ownership.
2021 Sustainability Report
Securing a sustainable future for our clients, our people, and our world.