At PineBridge, we believe incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles into a strong corporate culture isn’t a zero-sum game. Businesses that become more sustainable create the most value for investors and for society at large – and that’s true both for ourselves and for the companies in which we invest on behalf of our clients.
As investors, we analyze companies through an ESG lens and consider how they are seeking to improve on ESG issues. Through our active, high-conviction approach, we are able to advocate for, and hasten, change in the select companies we invest in. Our approach considers ESG factors from both an investment return and risk mitigation perspective over the medium to long term.
As responsible corporate citizens, we seek to create better outcomes for our employees, our clients, and the world we live in. This means being thoughtful about our environmental footprint, taking positive action in the communities where we live and work, and actively participating in discussions dedicated to furthering ESG issues in our industry.
In an effort to define, strengthen, and differentiate our approach to corporate responsibility, PineBridge has established a steering committee composed of 10 members of the organization, diversified by region and function. The Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee oversees the firm’s subcommittees dedicated to ESG Investment, Stewardship, Company Responsibility, and Diversity & Inclusion. This includes regularly reviewing the subcommittees’ progress toward measurable annual goals.