Our aim is to foster a globally inclusive workplace, contribute to the communities in which we live and work, and invest in companies that are committed to improving their social and environmental responsibility as they achieve financial success alongside investors.
Through active engagement, we use our voice and our vote to add value – channeling our influence to promote meaningful change, better serve our clients, and help create a more resilient and secure future for all.
Kate Faraday, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, spoke with Greg Ehret, Chief Executive Officer, Sergio Ramirez, Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Global Client Group. Hear their perspectives on what defines PineBridge’s approach to corporate responsibility, our partnership with clients, and our goals for the future.
Our second annual Corporate Responsibility Report highlights the advancements made on our commitments over the course of 2022.
In 2022 we laid the groundwork for further real-world progress through commitments to a number of prominent, actionable global corporate sustainability initiatives. We believe concerted efforts with other stakeholders are the most efficient path to effecting real change, and they help guide our own actions – enhancing an investment philosophy focused on improvement over exclusion when it comes to ESG and sustainability issues.
We believe a pragmatic and thoughtful approach to fulfilling our corporate responsibility goals can better serve the interests of our clients, employees, and local communities – and lead to more effective long-term results.
As responsible corporate citizens, we seek to create better outcomes for our employees, our clients, and the world we live in.
We believe businesses that take decisive action to become more socially responsible can create value for both investors and society at large – and we believe that’s true both for ourselves as a firm and for the companies we invest in on behalf of our clients.
In an effort to define, strengthen, and differentiate our approach to corporate responsibility and to ensure alignment with our mission and values, PineBridge has established a Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee, which reports to our CEO, Greg Ehret, to oversee the firm’s corporate responsibility strategy in four key areas: ESG Investment, Stewardship, Company Responsibility, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
We have joined forces with our peers, governments, and other stakeholders to push for concerted and concrete action to solve global sustainability challenges.
In 2021, as the momentum behind responsible investing grew, we joined far-reaching sustainability alliances, including the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which represents a large portion of the world’s assets under management.
Our biggest asset is our people, and we rely on their strengths, skills, and talents to achieve our mission.
That’s why we have increased and expanded dedicated resources to help them achieve their full potential within the firm and cultivate opportunities for them to contribute meaningfully to our clients, communities, and industry.
PineBridge has been recognized by Pensions & Investments as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management for the past three years, and received Citywire’s Gender Diversity Award in 2020.1
1 For the Best Places to Work in Money Management, Pensions & Investments partnered with Best Companies Group, a research firm, to conduct a two-part survey for employers and their employees. For details on eligibility criteria and the survey’s methodology, please visit https://www.bestplacestoworkmm.com/eligibility-criteria. As of December 2021.
Citywire’s Gender Diversity Awards recognize progress by fund management groups on the representation of women and gender diversity practices. December 2020. For further details, please visit https://www.citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/news/gender-diversityawards-fund-group-winners-revealed/a1437029?ref=author/mkirakosian. PineBridge Investments did not pay to be considered for these awards.