ESG Integration

A material impact area for our clients

How do BBH’s investment strategies integrate ESG factors? Do portfolio managers and research analysts consider ESG issues when making investment decisions? How do you report on ESG to your clients?

As the world continues to evolve, ESG issues have become increasingly relevant to society, our stakeholders, and investment managers across the globe – including BBH. We believe investment strategies that reflect certain ESG attributes play an important role in helping meet values-based goals while enabling us to protect and grow our clients’ capital over long periods of time.

Evaluation of ESG factors is a critical part of our investment philosophy and core principles that aid us in effectively assessing the long-term sustainability and durability of our companies and credits. ESG criteria are embedded within our analysis and decision-making process and every new investment must meet rigorous fundamental standards, which includes passing tests on ESG-related issues. Each of our investment teams employ a tailored, bottom-up approach that is best suited to their specific strategy while remaining consistent with our overall investment philosophy and process. This approach allows us to arm our business development and relationship management team with the information they need to provide clear, comprehensive reporting to our clients.

To learn more on ESG Integration in Investment Management, read our ESG Position Statement.
 

UN Sustainable Development Goal Alignment

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Our Goal

Engage and educate the market, our clients, and the firm on how we incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in our proprietary investment strategies.

Core Program Components

  • Our investment process integratesion of ESG-related factors in our investment process across all asset classes.
  • Read our ESG Position Statement.

  • We offer engagement with our clients about their goals, market trends, and how ESG criteria is incorporated into BBH’s investment process.

  • We offer educational sessions on ESG integration and best practices on a regular basis.
  • We collaborate with the Executive Sustainability Council and across lines of business on the ESG landscape and what it means to BBH, our clients, and our stakeholders.

  • We participate in ESG conferences and communicate with specialist research firms, thought leaders, and our international network of investors.
  • 100 %

    of new investments evaluated with ESG criteria included in the process

  • PRI

    Signed the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment

  • 33 %

    increase in client engagement through RFP responses



  • Established the

    ESG Oversight Committee

  • Published Investment Management’s

    ESG Position Statement

Based on 2019 data

2019 Stewardship Report

We are pleased to present our inaugural Stewardship Report, an important milestone in our commitment to sustainability and to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This report represents our commitment to accountability and transparency about our progress toward our goals.

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