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Lord Abbett

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Lord Abbett became a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Investing in 2016. We have since continued to make progress in our commitment to PRI's mission. 

We continuously engage with PRI to identify areas in which we may be able to improve. Additionally, we are represented on PRI's Global Policy Reference Group. Most recently, we became a signatory to PRI's statement on ESG in Credit Ratings. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We are a signatory.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

In 2017, we were invited to fill a seat on the Council of Institutional Investors Corporate Governance Advisory Council, which has enabled meaningful dialogue with other organizations focused on corporate governance. Just recently, our seat on the Advisory Council was renewed. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We became a signatory to Ceres in 2020. 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Not Applicable)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          In addition to internal training, we leverage external subject matter experts to educate our investment professionals on emerging sustainability issues. Some recent initiatives included a session in our headquarters with a representative of PRI and educational sessions with representatives from UBS and Morgan Stanley covering ESG themes, topics, and their latest research initiatives.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Our seat on the Council of Institutional Investors' Corporate Governance Advisory Council allows us to work with other members of the investment community to encourage better transparency and disclosure of RI practices. The main role of the council is to advise CII on their corporate governance policies, which ultimately encourage transparency and disclosure.

Additionally, our Director of Investment Stewardship, who occupies the seat on the council, performed work for the CII Compensation Roundtable which discusses compensation best practices and policy formation.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Lord Abbett's Director of Investment Stewardship has been a part of many events discussing governance.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Lord Abbett's Municipal Bond Research Team published an article discussing their incorporation of ESG factors into their investment process.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Global Policy Reference Group
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Council of Institutional Investors
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

Climate Action 100+ 

Ceres Investor Network


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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