1. Director of ESG: In 2018, Loomis Sayles established a Director of ESG. The Director is responsible for Loomis Sayles' ESG Policy Statement, which enumerates our commitment to provide superior investment results to our clients and incorporating ESG into the investment process, as well as our determination to be a responsible global citizen. Loomis Sayles has provided substantial tools to our investment professionals and has reinforced the importance of using these tools in connection with making recommendations and investment decisions.
2. ESG Advisory Board: In addition, Loomis Sayles' ESG Advisory Board addresses ESG strategy and progress. This group of executives from across the firm includes our CEO, Deputy CIO, Chief Investment Risk Officer, COO, General Counsel, the Director of EMEA Institutional Services, located in our London office, as well as both equity and fixed income portfolio managers.
3. ESG Committee: The Director of ESG, 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 the ESG Committee's goals is to continually identify additional superior tools for use by our 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 issuers in pursuit of this goal.
4. ESG Subcommittees: In 2018 we established a number of ESG subcommittees. Each reports in to the ESG Committee: Marketing subcommittee, Technology subcommittee, PRI subcommittee, etc.