The 2022/2023 Impact Report highlights portfolio holdings providing solution-oriented products and services and Boston Common’ shareholder engagement impact.
The Global Impact Strategy proactively allocates capital to companies creating innovative solutions to address the world’s greatest systemic challenges. The portfolio management team identifies companies providing solution-oriented products and services aligned with BCAM’s impact investing themes, such as Inclusive Finance, Sustainable Transport, Eco-Efficiency, and Renewable Energy. The result is a diversified, high-conviction portfolio of high-impact companies facilitating the transition to a more just and sustainable world.
“We are excited to share the past year’s results for the Global Impact Strategy, a strategy that is future focused, like the innovative companies it invests in,” said Corné Biemans, the strategy’s lead Portfolio Manager. “Our goal is to offer investors a differentiated opportunity to grow their capital by investing in a worldwide portfolio designed for sustainable growth and impact —both for our clients’ assets and for our planet.”
The 2022/2023 Global Impact Strategy Report offers a detailed exploration of the portfolio’s impact:
– Engagement Summary Metrics
Global Impact strategy holdings were part of 53 separate engagement activities representing 58% of portfolio equity.
– ESG Focus Areas
The Global Impact Strategy allocates capital to companies aligned with three ESG focus areas: Climate Change & Earth Renewal, Inclusion & Empowerment, Health & Community Wellbeing.
– Sustainable Impact Metrics
The Global Impact Strategy is 78% less carbon intensive compared to its benchmark, MSCI ACWI Index and offers investors the opportunity to mitigate exposure to climate risks
– Engagement Examples
The report highlights shareholder engagement initiatives and details ESG engagement successes with portfolio companies.
Boston Common AM’s ESG-integrated Global Impact Strategy invests in companies that the firm believes are best positioned to generate impact and promote the transition to a sustainable economy. About the Company:
Boston Common AM is an independent, women-led, and majority women- and employee-owned investment firm activating capital toward solutions for people and the planet. An active, global equity ESG-integrated investment manager and a leader in impactful shareholder engagement since 2003, Boston Common challenges companies across industries to devote resources and innovation toward social equity and earth renewal. The company’s investment strategies totaled $4.5 billion in assets as of September 30, 2023. The firm is headquartered in Boston.
Kevin N. Hart, Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Boston Common AM