Sustainable Investment Council:

Raising the Bar


More and more investors demand portfolios that do well and do good. In pursuing financial success for clients and as global citizens, we demand it of ourselves too. Investing responsibly and expanding our sustainable capabilities were part of the evolution. Now our Sustainable Investment Council (the "Council") takes it to the next level.

 

The Sustainable Investment Council provides direction and rigor to our journey.

Beginning

A commitment to delivering results while benefitting our world

Evolving

Sustainable, impact and ESG capabilities expand
 

Integrating

 >80% of solutions and counting integrate ESG
 

Focusing

The Council drives our sustainable efforts even further



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The Purpose: Results That Make a Difference

Pursuing performance while making a difference doesn’t just happen. It takes commitment. The Council was created to advance our client-focused solutions and boost our expertise in this area. With a dedicated chair and members who champion ESG integration, we believe this structure and consistency helps us raise our own bar. Ultimately the goal is to help clients succeed as they invest for good.


Advancing Client Solutions

Portfolio manager members connect with clients and better understand their needs. Hearing the voice of the client helps us focus on what they want to achieve.
 

Furthering Sustainable Efforts

The Council stays on top of best practices and leads the charge in implementing them. This helps ensure our teams and processes are in lockstep with our sustainability efforts.
 


Expanding Our Expertise

Collaborating with our ESG team is an important piece of the puzzle. The two groups work on training, accountability and research topics to help expand talent throughout our investing teams.

The Future

Over time, the Council looks to continue the steady expansion of our ESG knowledge and resources, develop proprietary research and scoring systems, and further enhance overall product integration.



"Sustainable investing remains a strategic focus and firmwide commitment. We continue to add resources and adapt processes to optimally support this initiative. Establishing the Council, comprised of investment practitioners, is the next step in this evolution. We believe our portfolio managers are in the best position to engage with clients on their evolving ESG needs and objectives, understand the practical application of sustainable investing and drive best practices throughout their teams. We anticipate continuing to grow and add talent around sustainable investing.”

Victor Zhang, SVP and Chief Investment Officer



Meet the Council

Patricia Ribeiro, Chair

Ribeiro is a leader in ESG and impact investing and brings expertise and authenticity to our ESG investing practices. As Council chair, she leads a select group of portfolio managers who represent all the firm's investment disciplines. She joined American Century Investments in 2006 and has nearly 30 years of investment experience. As senior portfolio manager, she leads a seven-member team overseeing both ESG-integrated and impact strategies focused on emerging markets. Ribeiro is a member of American Century Investments' expanded management committee and its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee.


Council Members

Council members include portfolio managers who represent our investment disciplines and champion ESG integration efforts across their teams as shown below:

Global Growth–Global Non-US: Raj Gandhi, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Global Growth–US: Rob Brookby, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
  Michael Li, Ph.D., VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
  Joe Reiland, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Global Value: Al Polit, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
  Steve Rodriguez, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
  Brian Woglom, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Global Fixed Income: Alessandra Alecci, VP & Portfolio Manager, Sr. Sovereign Analyst
  Jason Greenblath, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Disciplined Equity: Steve Rossi, CFA, FRM, Portfolio Manager
Multi-Asset Strategies: Brian Garbe, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

Sustainability: It’s in Our Genes™

Explore all of our sustainability initiatives.

A strategy or emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors ("ESG") may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio. Therefore, the portfolio may underperform or perform differently than other portfolios that do not have an ESG investment focus. A portfolio's ESG investment focus may also result in the portfolio investing in securities or industry sectors that perform differently or maintain a different risk profile than the market generally or compared to underlying holdings that are not screened for ESG standards.

This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.