EVC's approach to responsible investing is both flexible and evolving. Our affiliates' portfolio managers and analysts seek to understand the potential impacts of how issuers manage ESG risks and opportunities using both proprietary and third-party research. Because these risks and opportunities vary across industries, geographies and business models, we believe that maintaining a focus on financial materiality is necessary to effective responsible investing. Across our investment affiliates, we include consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights in our evaluation of investment opportunities and/or in the construction of the investment portfolios we manage
At Calvert, every strategy that follows the Calvert Principles includes the analysis of E, S, and G factors. The most material E, S, and G factors for each issuer are determined at the subindustry level. Each peer group will have a different weighting for the E, S, and G pillars, based on what issues the analyst determines are financially materially to that peer group. The 'G' weighting will always equal at least 20%, while the E and S pillars do not have a minimum.