ESG investing at John Hancock Investments
Investing in funds that promote environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues is more than just a way to feel good about where your hard-earned savings go to work, socially responsible investing may also make good economic sense. Explore this site to learn more about the benefits of ESG investing and our lineup of ESG funds.
As people become more attuned to the challenges that face our world, a growing number are choosing to invest according to their values. Our unique manager-of-managers approach to investing allows us to satisfy that objective by searching far and wide for the very best ESG managers for our ESG funds. Today, our ESG lineup includes funds managed by three ESG specialist firms with proven track records of combining financial returns with positive impact.
ESG investing has reached a tipping point since its early days. Today’s ESG funds analyze both financial and nonfinancial aspects of a company to get a better understanding of their overall risk and impact. Many take it one step further by using their voting power as corporate shareholders or working directly with company management to advocate for change across a wide range of issues.
At John Hancock Investments, we build funds based on investor needs, then search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise in those strategies. As a manager of managers, we apply vigorous oversight to ensure that they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. It’s an approach that led us to launch our first ESG funds in June 2016; today, our ESG lineup includes multiple strategies across asset classes.
Learn how ESG investing has become mainstream investing and how adding ESG funds to your portfolio can help with more than your values.