Manulife Investment Management (MIM) and its parent company, Manulife are fully committed to taking positive action on sustainability issues. At Manulife, these cover a range of objectives including climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion, customer centricity and shareholder value, and health and wellness. With our proud history as a trusted insurer, long-term investor, and good corporate citizen, we want to make decisions easier and lives better for customers, work with external and internal parties to benefit all stakeholders and have a positive environmental and social impact.
Read about Manulife’s approach to embrace and achieve its sustainability goals here.
At MIM, we are fully aligned with our parent company’s commitment to advance sustainable investing globally. We believe sustainable investing improves risk-adjusted returns and goes beyond financial performance to help create long-term value for our stakeholders and communities.
From an investor perspective, sustainability issues can significantly impact investment returns over the medium and longer term. Therefore, we believe that companies with strong environmental, social, and governance characteristics represent better investment opportunities. These firms tend to be more resource-efficient, possess a lower ESG risk profile and have processes and products that can adapt to changes in regulations. We take full advantage of our public and private markets capabilities, combining our global sustainability and investment teams with local insights to deliver sustainable outcomes.
What is sustainable investing? Who should consider adopting a sustainable investing approach? At MIM, we provide wide-ranging research resources to support your understanding of ESG investing. Read more related articles below:
We share your vision and values. At Manulife Investment Management, we have developed a wide range of resources to help make sustainable investing easier and better.
Led by Singapore-based Eric Nietsch, the Asia ESG team has joined forces with our global ESG team (established in 2015) to formally address sustainability considerations from a regional perspective. The team is dedicated to conducting ESG-related research that assesses the investment risks and opportunities associated with Asian companies, evaluates ESG exposure at the portfolio level, and defines and leads an active ownership agenda for the region.
Our ESG specialists based in Singapore and Hong Kong will tell you the different aspects of the importance of ESG in Asia. Let’s meet our Asia ESG team by clicking to watch!
1 We are also asset managers of timber assets and green-certified buildings in a portfolio that we manage. Note that certain assets are not applicable to retail investors. Note: i) The contents herein may not be appropriate for use in all locations. The transactions, products or services may not be available or appropriate for sale or use in all locations, or by all investors. ii) Unless otherwise noted, any references herein to ESG or sustainability reflect the general approach of Manulife Investment Management to integrating sustainability risk considerations into our investment decision-making processes, which may not be extended to any third-party product offered or distributed through Manulife Investment Management. iii) Manulife Investment Management looks to incorporate material ESG considerations throughout the stages of our investment and asset ownership lifecycles, taking into account the characteristics of the asset class and investment process in question, as well as industry and geography, among other factors. Each investment team operates in different markets and with different nuances to its approach to investing. Accordingly, each team integrates ESG factors into its investment process in a manner that best aligns with its investment approach.
2 Manulife Investment Management, as of March 31, 2023. Manulife Investment Management’s global investment professional team includes expertise from several Manulife IM affiliates and joint ventures; not all entities represent all asset classes.
3 Manulife Investment Management looks to incorporate material ESG considerations throughout the stages of our investment and asset ownership lifecycles, taking into account the characteristics of the asset class and investment process in question, as well as industry and geography, among other factors. Each investment team operates in different markets and with different nuances to its approach to investing. Accordingly, each team integrates ESG factors into its investment process in a manner that best aligns with its investment approach.