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About the Leaders Universe

As a leading ‘search platform’ for institutional asset owners and from our close partnership with Pensions & Investments, Global Fund Search has unique access and insight into the work and preferences of institutional selection teams around the globe. The knowledge we accumulate ultimately makes us able to systematically identify the leading asset managers, e.g. within sustainable investing.

Sustainable investing is one of the major themes that we see among our investor-clients today, and it is a theme that is likely to play an important role in institutional investing for many years to come. Therefore, we dedicate this section of our platform to the leading asset managers and products that we, and our investor-network, see in this space.

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21-12-2023

ESG News Update December 2023

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29-09-2023

ESG News Update September 2023

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01-06-2023

ESG News Update July 2023

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20-03-2023

ESG News Update March 2023

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23-01-2023

ESG News Update January 2023

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12-12-2022

ESG News Update December 2022

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30-09-2022

ESG News update October 2022

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28-06-2022

ESG News Update June 2022

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08-04-2022

ESG News Update April 2022

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23-02-2022

ESG News Update February 2022

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26-11-2021

ESG News Update November 2021

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03-09-2021

ESG News Update September 2021

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20-05-2021

ESG News Update May 2021

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05-03-2021

ESG News Update March 2021

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24-11-2020

ESG News Update December 2020

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12-08-2020

ESG News Update August 2020

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02-06-2020

ESG News Update June 2020

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03-03-2020

ESG News Update March 2020

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White papers

Global Leaders Strategy Investment Letter: January 2024
Reflections on Stewardship
Irrational Behaviour, Rational Investing: How We Overcome Our Biases
2024 Long-Term Capital Markets Outlook -Orange Book
The Race for a Better EV battery
The Carbon Calculation Conundrum
Its a Wrap How Consumer Behavior Is Shaping the Future of Plastic Packaging
Pay Dirt Capitalizing on the Electrification of Landscaping
It's Always Sunny in Xian Chinas Solar Solution to Europe's Gas Problem
Parnassus Investments Revisiting Nuclear Energy Viewpoint
Biodiversity: The Neglected Existential Risk
Climate Market Assumptions in the Climate Cris
Tracking Net Zero Progress
Why India: Investing in the Indian Subcontinent
Why India: A Favourable Macro Enviroment
Why India: Home to High-Quality Companies
Rethinking Sustainable Investing Approaches: Fitting evaluation to the goals and scale of today
ESG in Action: Linde
A Fresh Look at Thematic Investing
Commited to Climate: Our Net Zero Roadmap
Learning from the Past, Looking into the Future
The $2.5 Trillion Window for Diversification and Opportunity
The Great Energy Transition
Mackenzie Greenbook 2023 Environmental Outlook
Tackling Climate Change in Emerging Markets
Approach to Sustainable Equities Investing: Sustainable Returns – Better Stocks for a Better World
Developed Market Sovereign Bonds: ESG Factors Under the Spotlight
ESG in Action: Volkswagen
ESG in Depth: A Framework for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Opportunities in the Food Sector
Nature and Biodiversity Loss: How is it Relevant to Portfolios?
The Exponential Problems of Predicting the Future
Why CCS technologies are capturing investor attention
Responsible Investment Research Philosophy
A Circular Transition for Plastics
Nuclear Poised to Reverse Negative Perceptions
Energy Crisis Response: Repowering Europe
Jet Zero – How Investors can Get on Board for the Long-Haul of Aviation Decarbonisation
The Problem with ESG Scores
Why Does Stewardship Matter in Emerging Markets?
Avoiding the Perils and Pitfalls for High Impact Healthcare Investment
Is Europe Leading the Way in Sustainable Business?
Elevating The “G” in ESG
ESG in Action - Adidas
Climate Change is Everyone’s Business
Emerging Market Equities: Identifying the Key Long-Term Trend
Municipal Bonds and ESG: Natural Synergies, Growing Focus
Commentary on the "IEA" Net Zero Pathway
Corporate Engagement Spotlight: Ethical AI Practices
Moving Forward 2021 Sustainable Investing Perspectives
Opportunities and Challenges In a Net-Zero Carbon World - One Year On
The Game has Changed - The New Road to Net Zero
Investing in Cybersecurity
The International Energy Agency (IEA) Net Zero Pathway
Sustainable Aviation Fuel is Ready for Take-off
Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?
Climate change, net zero and the employment myth
Sustainability isn't for free
Sustainable Cities
Responsible_Consumption and Production
Renewable Energy
Empowerment
The Rise of Micro mobility and Green Urban Spaces
The Materiality of The S In ESG
Take ESG Ratings With A Grain Of Salt
Climate Change Risk Management: There Is No Planet B
ESGenius: Getting ‘hydrogen ready’
Boosting Sea Legs
Two Decades of Sustainable Equity Investing
How Top-Down Governance Analysis Adds Value
ESG Scores as a Measure of Quality
The Waste Side Story - the other side of consumption
More than a decade of ESG integration
The Cost of ESG
Sustainable Perspectives
Healthy Returns - Sustainable Investing in the Health Care Sector
Sustainability – What to Look for in 2023?
Biodiversity: Latest Findings Show Companies Happy to Commit, Less Happy to Act
Equity Beat: Playing To Our Strengths
Equity Beat: Can Semi Stocks Keep Knocking Our SOX Off?
Equity Beat: Do Medicare (Dis)Advantage Challenges Create Opportunities in Managed Care Stocks?
Equity Beat: Is A Continuation Of The Market Rally A Bridge Too Far?
ESG, Shorthand, and Shortcuts

Spotlight

ESG philosophy

Founded in 1924, MFS is a global, active investment manager guided by a single purpose: to create value by allocating capital responsibly for clients. Through a powerful investment platform, MFS combines collective expertise, thoughtful risk management and long-term discipline to uncover what we believe are the best investment opportunities in the market.

At MFS, the term sustainable investing encompasses our ESG integration processes, proxy voting activity and issuer engagements. We believe that owning and engaging with companies to improve their ESG performance can sometimes be a more effective path to positive outcomes for all stakeholders than exclusion and divestment.

Our investment teams rely on deep fundamental research and a long-term perspective to select securities that can produce sustainable returns throughout an economic cycle. Although our overall approach to investing has always been well aligned with a sustainability-oriented mindset, in 2009 we formed the MFS Responsible Investing Committee to ensure that financially material ESG topics were being systematically integrated into our equity and fixed income investment processes. We believe collaboration results in better insights, which is why our investment team has always been integrated across asset classes. As a result of that long-held belief, our ESG analysts are expected to drive collaboration on sustainability-related topics, not create an internal ESG outsourcing group. For us, integration means each of our analysts and portfolio managers are considering these topics throughout the entire investment decision-making process.

Visit www.mfs.com/sustainability for more information including ESG videos and thought leadership.

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Sustainable products
  • MFS Emerging Markets Equity Research
  • Global Research Focused Equity
  • Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
  • Blended Research European Equity
Reports, Documents & Media
White paper(s)
Rethinking Sustainable Investing Approaches: Fitting evaluation to the goals and scale of today
ESG in Action: Linde
Developed Market Sovereign Bonds: ESG Factors Under the Spotlight
ESG in Action: Volkswagen
ESG in Depth: A Framework for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Opportunities in the Food Sector
Stewardship at MFS in Practice: ExxonMobil
Engagement vs. Exclusion in Public Markets
Municipal Bonds and ESG: Natural Synergies, Growing Focus
Sustainability isn't for free
ESG in Action - Adidas
ESG and Fixed Income

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