ESG: Making an Impact

ESG: Making an Impact

ClearBridge has been and continues to be a leader in incorporating ESG into its investment process, as well as in working with companies to generate direct impact on ESG-related issues.

Environmental Investing
“Business can be a force for good in society. Investors have the ability to examine and amplify that impact.”
Mary Jane McQuillen, Head of ESG Investment, ClearBridge Investments

An ESG investor for over 30 years, ClearBridge remains at the forefront of asset managers in promoting and communicating the benefits of including ESG factors when selecting investments and building portfolios.

Our experience demonstrates that an active, long-term commitment to ESG integration — ClearBridge holds companies for seven years on average across our portfolios — is good business, providing the opportunity to generate an attractive return while making a positive impact.

For a comprehensive look at how ESG principles are shaping ClearBridge's current investment choices and returns, read Making an Impact through Active Equity Investing

 

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