NEAM’s fundamental approach to ESG is an "integrated" approach whereby ESG considerations are used to complement the traditional quantitative and qualitative research completed by our corporate credit analysts. Third party ESG data together with traditional financial factors are identified and assessed to form investment opinions.
We have increasingly integrated ESG factors into our investment process and formalized our commitment to this investment approach in becoming a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) in June 2019. We have been guided by these principles in defining how ESG factors are integrated within our firm. As of December 2021, 27% of NEAM’s Investment Professionals have completed the PRI Academy’s Foundations in Responsible Investment course.