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

Related sustainability viewpoints 

ESG portfolio resilience to social dislocations

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has emerged as a key method for pursuing portfolio resilience, particularly in the context of proliferating economic and systemic social risks.
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Sustainable investing in the pandemic and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed new ESG risk factors and new ways in which investors need to view those risks—both in ongoing portfolio management and in preparing for the next black swan event.
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How Manulife’s Fundamental Equity Team applies ESG analysis

The decisions a company’s leadership team makes are clearly critical to its success – but how can potential investors tell if a company is well run? Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can be powerful indicators. They are important inputs into the equity valuation model used by Manulife Investment Management’s Fundamental Equity Team, which is led by Patrick Blais and responsible for the Canadian Core Equity strategies.
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