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Environmental Screens

Our envi­ron­men­tal pol­icy strives to exclude egre­gious envi­ron­men­tal offend­ers at a min­i­mum. Com­pa­nies with large envi­ron­men­tal foot­prints such as oil or min­ing com­pa­nies are also held up to a higher level of scrutiny given the increased risk of breaches, reg­u­la­tory crack­down and fines. In these indus­tries, we try and pick among those with the best records as given the inher­ently pol­lut­ing nature of their activ­i­ties. We typ­i­cally avoid invest­ing in com­pa­nies with poor per­for­mance in the areas of toxic emis­sions, green­house gas emis­sions, haz­ardous waste, envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tory prob­lems, bio­di­ver­sity, and envi­ron­men­tal justice.

Please click here to read about our approach to invest­ing in fos­sil fuels.