Franklin Templeton’s goal is to deliver strong, long-term results for investors. To meet this goal, it is vital to consider ESG issues alongside traditional financial measures as they can have a material impact on the value of securities and the long-term performance of companies. At Franklin Templeton, we believe that adopting ESG best practices in our own operations and our investment process has made us a stronger, more resilient and more responsive company – to our clients, our shareholders and our employees.
Our ESG integration approach is designed to ensure that material ESG issues are:
Recognised: ESG risks should be identified and understood at the security, portfolio and operational levels.
Intentional: Material ESG risks and opportunities are actively sought out and included throughout the investment process.
ESG research, analytics and supporting active ownership activities are undertaken by our 650 investment professionals supported by a central team of ESG specialists and our global risk consultants.
In addition to our ESG integration approach across all strategies we offer an array of solutions to further cater to clients’ responsible investment requirements. These includes SRI, ESG tilted, thematic, impact investing and custom solutions.