Sustainability for long-term investment performance, a better future

Across the SLC Management group, we believe investing with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) lens is at the core of delivering long-term outperformance for our clients. We have an unwavering commitment to ESG investing, because we believe that contributing to a sustainable global environment is key to creating a better world.

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Rating from the Principles of Responsible Investing*

25+

Sustainability-related initiatives in which we participate

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Achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification across our global operations**

As of December 31, 2021

Shared commitments to ESG excellence

SLC Management is built on the expertise of four distinct specialty managers in the fixed income and alternatives space.

Each of our managers applies a shared commitment to sustainable investing within their unique investment mandates.

SLC Fixed Income

Integrated ESG analysis in public and private fixed income strategies

“ESG Plus” approach includes qualitative assessments of emerging new ESG risks (e.g., robotics, automation)

Active advocacy, engagement in evolving sustainability space

Download SLC Fixed Income’s Sustainable Investing Report

SLC Fixed Income

Multi-faceted ESG and responsible investing approach in below-investment-grade sector

Systematic ESG integration through entire investment lifecycle

Proprietary ESG analysis incorporates industry-, company- and region-level factors

Learn more about Crescent’s multi-faceted approach to responsible investment

InfraRed Capital Partners

Integrating positive sustainability impact into infrastructure investing

Four key ESG infrastructure themes - climate, environment, communities, people

Member of Infrastructure and Projects Authority Net Zero Working Group

Get insights from InfraRed’s Sustainability Report

SLC Fixed Income

Real estate equity, debt manager recognizing sector’s environmental impact

Committed to net zero carbon portfolio by 2050

Active partnerships with asset owner clients on decarbonization initiatives

Learn more about BentallGreenOak’s journey to net zero

Important resources

2021 Sustainable Investing Report

Our 2021 Sustainable Investing Report reflects upon the sustainable investments we have made within our public and private fixed income portfolios and the processes we employ to integrate ESG considerations.

Download the report to learn more
 

Sustainable Investing Policy

Our Sustainable Investing Policy provides additional direction and guidance regarding SLC Management’s sustainable investing philosophy, principles, practices and governance.

Download our policy to learn more
 

Engagements driving change

SLC Management’s leaders also participate in industry efforts to improve corporate sustainability. Learn more about these diverse initiatives:

“Sustainability factors are already an important ingredient in our investment decision making process, particularly as it pertains to the existing and projected carbon footprint of the corporations and entities to which we lend.”

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

President, SLC Fixed Income and Head of Institutional Business

Sustainability insights and perspectives

Finding a path to diversity in the asset management industry

Candy Shaw, Senior Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at SLC Management, discusses diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in the asset management industry and what can be done to make meaningful progress. 

ESG investing for insurance portfolios

Successfully integrating ESG factors throughout a portfolio is even more critical as insurers and investors seek to sustainably achieve their risk-adjusted return and income objectives in today’s persistent low-rate environment. 

Investing sustainably in a post-Covid-19 world

Learn how Randy Brown, Head of Insurance Asset Management at SLC Management and Chief Investment Officer at Sun Life, is thinking about the crises of today when incorporating ESG factors into investment portfolios. 

Quick hits: Sustainability topics in our Three in Five podcasts

Steve Peacher, president of SLC Management, delivers insights from our investment specialists in five minutes or less. Subscribe to our Three in Five podcast series (Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts) and check out the latest ESG/sustainability content.

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Anna on the Net Zero
Asset Managers initiative

Anna Murray, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG at SLC Management, discusses SLC Fixed Income’s commitment to the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and how we’ll work together with our clients on their decarbonization goals.

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Randy Brown on ESG investing

Approaching sustainable investing while balancing portfolio goals.

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Lauren Chesney on workforce diversity

Improving workplace diversity in the asset management industry.

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Amy Price on diversity and inclusion

Focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion during the hiring process.

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Anna Murray on ESG

ESG best practices in commercial real estate and sustainability opportunities for investment managers. 

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Steve Preacher
Three in five podcast

“We joined NZAM because we believe that working proactively with our clients and borrowers towards a net zero target is a critical step in support of the transition towards a low-carbon economy.”

Anna Murray
Andrew Harris 

Managing Director, ESG Business Integration

*Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) ratings are based on six Principles for putting responsible investing into practice. The Principles were developed by an international group of institutional investors and are supported by the UN reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. Ratings are consistent with commitments to the following Principles, incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes, incorporating ESG issues into ownership policies and procedures, seeking appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by entities in which we invest, promoting acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry, enhancing effectiveness in implementing the Principles and reporting on activities and progress towards implementing the Principles. Please see the following link for information relating to the methodology of assessment: https://www.unpri.org/reporting-and-assessment/how-investors-are-assessed-on-their-reporting/3066.article.

**CarbonNeutral® is a registered trademark of Natural Capital Partners Europe Limited and is achieved in accordance with The CarbonNetural Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality. Includes offices of SunLife, MFS and SLC Management affiliates (BentallGreenOak, InfraRed and Crescent).