ESG Integration

A material impact area for our clients

Our Goal

Engage and educate the market, our clients, and the firm on how we incorporate ESG factors in our proprietary investment strategies.

As the world continues to evolve, ESG issues have become increasingly important to society, our stakeholders, and investment managers across the globe – including BBH. We believe investment strategies that reflect certain ESG attributes play an important role in helping to meet values-based goals while enabling us to protect and grow our clients’ capital over long periods of time.

We provide investment management services to individual and institutional clients around the world – embedding ESG criteria in our investment process. Evaluation of ESG factors is a critical part of our investment philosophy and core principles that aid us in effectively assessing the long-term sustainability and durability of our companies and credits. ESG criteria are embedded within our analysis and decision-making process and every new investment must meet rigorous fundamental standards, which includes passing tests on ESG-related issues. Each of our investment teams employ a tailored, bottom-up approach that is best suited to their specific strategy while remaining consistent with our overall investment philosophy and process. This approach allows us to arm our business development and relationship management team with the information they need to provide clear, comprehensive reporting to our clients.

To learn more on ESG Integration in Investment Management, read our ESG Position Statement.

In addition to identifying financially material risks and opportunities when building and managing portfolios, an important part of our investment process is our engagement with companies and issuers.

To learn more about how we engage with companies and issuers, read our Engagement Statement.

At BBH we recognize that climate-related risks present significant challenges to society, the global economy, and financial markets. We believe that physical climate risk and the global transition toward a lower-carbon economy present both potential risks and opportunities to our clients’ investments. To learn more about how we consider climate in our investment process, read our climate statement.

UN Sustainable Development Goal Alignment

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Core Program Components

  • Our investment process integratesion of ESG-related factors in our investment process across all asset classes.
  • Read our ESG Position Statement.

  • We offer engagement with our clients about their goals, market trends, and how ESG criteria is incorporated into BBH’s investment process.

  • We offer educational sessions on ESG integration and best practices on a regular basis.
  • We collaborate with the Executive Sustainability Council and across lines of business on the ESG landscape and what it means to BBH, our clients, and our stakeholders.

  • We participate in ESG conferences and communicate with specialist research firms, thought leaders, and our international network of investors.
  • PRI

    BBH became a signatory in 2020

  • 100 %

    of BBH Investment Mangement investments evaluated with ESG criteria

  • 21 %

    increase in ESG-related RFP responses

  • 1,500 +

    employee hours spent on ESG Training and Education

Based on 2020 data

2020 Stewardship Report

We invite you to read our second annual Stewardship Report. This report represents our commitment to sustainability, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and to accountability and transparency about our progress toward our goals.

Investing in securities that meet ESG criteria may result in the fund forgoing otherwise attractive opportunities, which may result in underperformance when compared to funds that do not consider ESG factors.  A less favorable ESG profile may not preclude the Adviser from investing in a company, as the consideration of ESG factors is not more influential than the consideration of other investment criteria.


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