Our Commitment to ESG
For more than 25 years we have combined rigorous financial analysis with research into companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies and practices. We believe this process adds value for our investors. In fact, studies show that firms embracing environmental and social ethics often perform better than their industry peers. The main factors we consider for ESG investing are a company’s governance and ethics; environmental record; workplace policies; human rights record, especially regarding international operations; and the sustainability of their products and services for future generations. In our experience, including ESG in our investment process can fulfill two objectives for investors:
- To achieve long-term competitive returns, and
- To invest in a way that’s globally sustainable.
To meet our ESG objectives, we use an integrated approach that includes company screening, shareholder advocacy, proxy voting, coalition building, and public policy involvement. Over the years we've found that screening alone is not adequate and that other aspects of ESG commitment offer increasingly greater impact.
Read more about Miller/Howard Investments' approach to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).