Baker Gilmore believes that bond issuers with good ESG practices are more viable organizations that provide better returns over the long term. Baker Gilmore also believes that a culture of good governance benefits all stakeholders and that environmental and social responsibilities are derived from good governance.
The firm has a fiduciary responsibility to monitor its clients’ portfolio investments and is committed to ensure that the selected issuers are well managed companies.
As a signatory of the UN PRI, Baker Gilmore’s ESG framework is shaped by the following set of voluntary and aspirational principles (the “Principles”):
We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.