Epoch's approach to ESG supports our mission as fiduciaries to address the interests of our clients and provide attractive, risk-adjusted returns to our clients. Our investment process will incorporate ESG issues when, in our view, these issues may have a material impact on either investment risk or return. We believe that good governance practices and responsible corporate behavior may contribute to the positive long-term performance of companies and can help reduce investment risk.
Epoch is committed to improving how we integrate ESG into our investment processes. This policy statement reflects our current approach, and we expect that our policy will evolve over time to reflect further enhancements.