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Responsible Investing

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.

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 were the first quantitative manager to become a signatory of the PRI in 2009. The degree of implementation of ESG considerations into our investment process remains client-driven and client-specific.

Process

Acadian integrates factors into our core investment process along three dimensions

The degree of implementation of ESG considerations into our investment process remains client-driven and client-specific. At client direction, we can incorporate ESG issues into our portfolio construction through active portfolio tilts, ESG-sensitive proxy voting or more simply, ESG screening restriction lists. 

In response to recent demand from investors, Acadian now offers a suite of ESG implementations in Global, Emerging Markets, and Australian equity portfolios, as well as a recently incepted Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel-Free strategy. 
For more information, please see Acadian's Statement on Responsible Investing.

 Acadian is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), ESG-RA and the Japan Stewardship Code. As an active signatory to the PRI, we participate in the annual review of our firm’s responsible investing process and policies. Our Transparency Report is disclosed on the PRI website. 

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