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By Patricia Ribeiro & Guillaume Mascotto - June 2019
1 Developed by a global team of industry and government leaders and adopted by all 193 U.N. member states, the SDGs include 17 goals and 169 attendant targets aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing problems by 2030. The goals include eradicating poverty, protecting environmental resources, and achieving gender and income equality.
Market Perspective | June 2019
By investing with the intention of helping to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, you can play a critical role in creating a more inclusive society.
Can my investments do well while the companies I invest in do good? This is a question many investors ask as they consider portfolios that assess ESG factors as part of the investment process.
Three of the finest at American Century will discuss how they've managed their specific areas of expertise throughout all of it and what they see on the horizon in 2020.
Guillaume Mascotto, head of ESG and Investment Stewardship, discusses how integration of ESG disclosures and company fundamentals is an essential component in the evaluation process.
A strategy or emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors ("ESG") may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio. Therefore, the portfolio may underperform or perform differently than other portfolios that do not have an ESG investment focus. A portfolio's ESG investment focus may also result in the portfolio investing in securities or industry sectors that perform differently or maintain a different risk profile than the market generally or compared to underlying holdings that are not screened for ESG standards.
Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.