Our Approach to ESG

Building durable portfolios where we seek to deliver excellent long-term returns

ESG Integration

We evaluate environmental, social, and governance factors as part of our investment research process to help us effectively assess the long-term sustainability and durability of our companies and credits.
Our Philosophy
We believe that integrating ESG factors into our investment process helps us to better manage risk and enhance returns. We place in-depth, fundamental analysis at the core of our investment process, and embed ESG analysis within each of our equity and fixed income strategies. We consider an ESG factor to be material if it has the potential to impact the enterprise value of a company or credit quality of a bond issuer. Our view is that well-managed, durable businesses are more likely to manage resources efficiently, create value for shareholders, and protect creditors over the long-term, in addition to maintaining access to the credit markets.

We don’t view ESG as a product. We view it as an integral part of our analytical framework for every investment.

Regina Lombardi MD and Portfolio Manager

ESG embedded within our bottom-up approach

Our equity and fixed income teams incorporate key ESG criteria into our investment analysis and decision-making process using a tailored approach suited to their specific strategy, while remaining consistent with our overall investment philosophy and process. We commit ourselves to the careful study of factors that could cause impairment of capital, understanding that the presence of unmitigated ESG risks may lead us to pass on the investment.
Our bottom-up, research-driven investment approach includes direct engagement with companies and issuers to gain insight into strategy, competitive positioning and durability, as well as the risks and opportunities associated with an investment, which often include ESG considerations.
We also offer customized investment solutions aligned to client-specific ESG goals or screening preferences.

Sustainable BBH

Our sustainability goals focus on the positive impact we are making for our clients, our people, and our communities. To learn about our goals and progress, read our Stewardship Report.

Responsible Investing Affiliations

United Nations Global Compact

BBH & Co. is committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption

Principles for Responsible Investment

BBH & Co. Investment Management is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. Becoming a signatory reflects Investment Management’s and BBH’s commitment to responsible investment and was a key deliverable under our Sustainable BBH program.

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Niamh Bonus

Senior Vice President
New York City, NY | USA

Niamh Bonus is the Equity Investment Specialist at BBH and a Senior Institutional Relationship Manager. In this role, Niamh is responsible for overseeing many of the firm’s institutional equity and…  Learn More

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