2019 sustainable and responsible investing report

Highlighting our progress and achievements from 2019 across public and private markets

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Download our report to get a comprehensive view of Manulife Investment Management's sustainability-focused research capabilities, active ownership practices, and climate-related strategy and risk management.

Sustainability is central to our clients’ objectives, to the broader set of stakeholders with whom we work, and to the communities whose lives are touched by our capital allocation decisions."

— Christopher P. Conkey, CFA, Head of Public Markets

Our PRI scores

  • Manulife Investment Management’s scores in the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) annual responsible investment assessment report for 2019

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  • A+

    • Strategy and governance  
    • Equity integration
    • SSA fixed-income integration
  • A

    • Real estate
    • Listed equity active ownership
    • Fixed-income integration (corporate financial, corporate nonfinancial, and securitized)
  • B

    • Infrastructure
    • Private equity

By doing the right things for the right reasons, we also aspire to be a partner of choice for clients who recognize that ESG considerations are often tied to economic ones."

—Stephen J. Blewitt, Head of Private Markets

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