The Responsible Investing team, in collaboration with product and investment teams, has developed RI product standards to ensure credibility and consistency in ESG/ impact branded strategies across the firm. All strategies must include intentional and transparent RI objectives alongside the investment thesis as well as a commitment to measure the success of the RI intention. For strategies with the intention of investing in ESG leaders, we measure the success of this objective by assessing the ESG quality of the strategy as compared to their broad based benchmark. For example, the Social Choice Bond Fund is benchmarked to the Barclay’s U.S. Aggregate Bond Index which allows investors to compare its financial performance and risk characteristics as well as the ESG quality of the fund against the benchmark.