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ESG

Acadian has long believed that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations go hand-in-hand with traditional investment issues, having implemented ESG criteria into our investment process in the 1990s. We were an early adopter of the UNPRI among our quantitative-investing peers and in 2016 received an “A+” score in the Strategy and Governance module of the PRI Reporting Framework.

Over the years, we have continually invested in new ESG data sets, conducted ESG-related alpha and risk management research, participated in the development of country-level stewardship codes, and integrated a portfolio-specific ESG characteristics report for every portfolio we manage. We are emboldened by the growing acceptance and interest in ESG investing globally, and remain committed to a robust ESG research agenda containing opportunities for future factor development.

PRI - Principles for Responsible Investment