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.
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