Slater Investments offers a diverse fund line-up using an integrated sustainable investment approach, where ESG screening is incorporated into the fundamental analysis of companies across all of our funds. We consider ESG analysis to be a complementary tool to the fundamental research that is done to understand, with a high degree of conviction, a company’s earnings and growth potential. As long-term investors, we use ESG factors to help to identify companies positioned for strong long-term performance. As a business we approach ESG integration from a practical perspective, considering these issues against the backdrop of investment time horizon and goals of each fund or segregated account.
Rather than exclude entire sectors, our approach is to focus on the progress companies are making toward making responsible environmental, social and governance decisions. We engage with investee companies on relevant ESG issues where this can lead to positive outcomes over time.