Responsible Investment at Manulife Asset Management

We believe good management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks can lead to long-term sustainable returns and encourage companies to understand and mitigate those risks.

The evaluation of ESG factors is integrated throughout the due-diligence and decision-making processes to help deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns to our clients.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance Policy explains in more detail how we do this across applicable asset classes. Our Proxy Voting Policy outlines our approach to voting and supports our ESG activities (available on request). Manulife, Manulife Asset Management’s parent company, has a Cluster Munitions Policy, which we adhere to in our operations.

Manulife Asset Management is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and Manulife Asset Management (Japan) Limited is a signatory to the Japan Stewardship Code. Manulife Asset Management (Europe) Limited has committed to the United Kingdom Stewardship Code.

Manulife Asset Management (Europe) Limited: Proxy Voting Summary

Manulife, Manulife Asset Management’s parent company participates in a number of sustainability initiatives related to its corporate objectives, including reporting to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), being a member of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and a signatory to the Equator Principles. Learn more about our economic, social and environmental impact in Manulife’s latest Public Accountability Statement.

Please contact us for any additional questions you may have on our approach to responsible investment.