“At Barings, sustainability not only factors into our investment process, it is also a central tenet of who we are as a firm. We view sustainable principles as a guiding force behind our business stewardship and governance frameworks. Our purpose is to be a responsible corporate citizen, an employer of choice and a prudent fiduciary for all of our clients.”Tom Finke, Chairman & CEO
Barings' Approach to Sustainability
We have made ESG integration a core tenet of our research and investment process. This gives us a more holistic understanding of the complex issues, risks and value drivers that may impact our clients' portfolios over time.
We believe deeply in the “doing well by doing good” mantra, and think of our sustainability activities as a journey, not a destination. This has driven a long-term commitment to being leaders in corporate citizenship—in support of mobilizing private capital to achieve positive social outcomes in the community.
As an active investor and fiduciary, we believe in active ownership and engagement with the companies in which we invest, and vote proxies on behalf of our advisory clients.
Our Sustainability Policy
We believe that by incorporating information on sustainability into our business practices and investment decisions, we can help create a sustainable economy, environment and society.
Our sustainability policy guides our business and the active management and responsible stewardship of our investments – across all our asset classes and geographies.
Signatory RelationshipsBarings is Signatory to:
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
- Barings created a dedicated internal ESG Working Group that comprises over 25 professionals across the business to guide our process.
- We engage an industry-leading external ESG research partner to supplement our rigorous internal research—which provides access to ESG ratings for over 6,400 companies, 11,800 issuers and 400,000 securities globally.
- We have a dedicated Director of Sustainability, responsible for developing and overseeing the firm’s platform including ESG integration, partnerships and industry commitments, and employee education.