JANA’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team is dedicated to supporting clients who wish to integrate ESG factors, or broader values based on organisational aspirations into their investment programme.
ESG factors play an increasing role in investment decisions. A recent industry-wide survey by JANA found that approximately 86% of managers considered there to be linkages between ESG factors and stock valuations.
Criteria for ESG factors include, but are not limited to:
- Environment: climate change, energy efficiency, water and waste treatment practices
- Social: human capital, workplace health and safety, industrial and stakeholder relations
- Governance: business ethics, transparency of company management and reporting, executive remuneration and board structure.