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. Our approach to sustainable investing is grounded in three core beliefs:
We believe resilient, transparent companies will deliver superior long-term performance. As investors, we believe companies that focus on sustainability and embrace transparency will adapt quickly to change, make better informed decisions, and outperform their peers over the long term.
We believe the global transition to a low carbon economy will lead to unprecedented innovation. As investors, we think this shift will create tremendous opportunity for investment and growth.
We believe engagement is a cornerstone of research-driven investing and informed ownership. As investors, we aspire to be a thoughtful leader with a steadfast voice in an ongoing dialogue with the companies in which we invest.
Inspired by these beliefs, we are taking specific steps to authentically integrate ESG analysis into our investment processes.
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, with the intent of having a positive impact. We include ESG considerations in our portfolio analysis and focus on these considerations in our ongoing engagement. When we engage with companies, we focus on Climate, Equity, Well Being, and Corporate Governance.
2021 Sustainability Report
Securing a sustainable future for our clients, our people, and our world.
Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy for a greener future
Closing opportunity gaps for underrepresented communities for a more inclusive future
Empowering well-being – physical, mental, and financial – for a more resilient future
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.