Loomis Sayles' Principles for ESG enumerate its commitment to provide superior investment results to its clients, as well as its determination to be a responsible global citizen. It has provided substantial tools to its investment professionals and has reinforced the importance of using these tools in connection with making recommendations and investment decisions. The Chief Executive Officer, the General Counsel and the other members of the ESG Committee are well positioned to oversee the progress in integration of ESG issues in Loomis Sayles' investment process. One of its goals is to continually identify additional superior tools for the investment professionals and to make them easily accessible. The intent of the ESG Committee is to continually identify ways to increase investment professionals' awareness of and sensitivity to ESG issues in seeking superior risk-adjusted long term performance, and to identify opportunities to engage with management in pursuit of this goal.
Further, a subcommittee of the ESG Committee meets at least monthly to plan and deliver internal training, to identify external training opportunities, to prepare public statements on ESG activities at Loomis Sayles and other communications, including with specific clients, to prepare the UN PRI assessment, and to address other ESG-related matters.