ESG Overview / Corporate ESG

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Corporate ESG

We value and engage with our employees, communities and the wider world.

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) values have always been at the heart of what Janus Henderson stands for. The biggest change we have seen, and welcome, is the increased appetite of clients, and the industry in general, to talk and act upon ESG considerations. The drive to assess more than just financial returns reflects a broad, cultural change within the industry, and perhaps a generational shift within society. We welcome this change and support the increased demand for corporate commitment to ESG standards.

Our corporate commitment extends to our people, the environment, climate risk, the communities we are part of and our governance structure.

Our People

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is imperative to our development. Our core offering to clients is our intellectual capital, and this offering is strengthened by diversity of thought and varied perspectives. To that end, we foster an environment that values the unique talents and contributions of every individual within a culture of inclusivity.

While we and the industry still have much progress to make related to D&I, we have a strong foundation on which to build. We believe in organic evolution to cultivate and empower change by bringing in the right people at the right time, and have set D&I targets to encourage continued progress.

Scored 100% in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2021, for our transparent and inclusive practises. Also recognised in this assessment as a best place to work for LGBT+ Equality.
Scored 100% in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2021, for our transparent and inclusive practises. Also recognised in this assessment as a best place to work for LGBT+ Equality.
Named among 380 firms across 44 countries and regions on Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index for transparency in gender reporting and advancing equality for women.
Named among 380 firms across 44 countries and regions on Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index for transparency in gender reporting and advancing equality for women.
We serve as a member or in an advisory capacity with 16 (at end 2020) carefully selected ESG organisations and initiatives.
We serve as a member or in an advisory capacity with 16 (at end 2020) carefully selected ESG organisations and initiatives.

Environment

Environmental sustainability is an ethical and a commercial imperative. Managing our environmental footprint often goes hand in hand with our strategic priority to operate efficiently. We are proud to have a strong heritage of involvement with carefully selected sustainability-related organisations and initiatives. These relationships allow us to advance broader industry-wide initiatives and helping set related public policy. As such we will continue to engage and collaborate in ways that we consider most meaningful.

Our strong heritage of involvement with sustainability-related organisations and initiatives:

*Net Zero Carbon 10 applies to the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Team.

Climate Risk

Our commitment to tackling climate change at a corporate level is evidenced by the fact we have been CarbonNeutral®* since 2007, currently maintaining a net zero carbon emissions footprint across our global offices. This goal was achieved through a combination of measures including minimising consumption; purchasing renewable energy or energy off-set certificates; and purchasing carbon credits from independently certified carbon emission reduction projects.

*CarbonNeutral® certification applies to Janus Henderson Investors since 2017 and Henderson Global Investors prior to this date.

Committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 15% per full time employee over three years based on 2018 consumption. This target was reached, and we are working to agree our next commitment.
Committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 15% per full time employee over three years based on 2018 consumption. This target was reached, and we are working to agree our next commitment.
A partnership with Junior Achievement to support financial literacy and empower the global JA Titan Programme through a US$1.6 million commitment. Young people deserve to achieve in business, worldwide.
A partnership with Junior Achievement to support financial literacy and empower the global JA Titan Programme through a US$1.6 million commitment. Young people deserve to achieve in business, worldwide.
A number of education programmes focused on developing fundamental math and literacy skills in children from less well-served communities and teacher development and talent pipeline initiatives. Improved education is an important step towards increased diversity in the investment community.
A partnership with A number of education programmes focused on developing fundamental math and literacy skills in children from less well-served communities and teacher development and talent pipeline initiatives. Improved education is an important step towards increased diversity in the investment community.

Community

By contributing to the communities where we live and work through local initiatives, as well as through our investment activity and corporate engagement, we are fulfilling what we view as our civic responsibility to set a positive example. Education has long been a pillar of our community engagement and support. The Janus Henderson Foundation, our primary charitable giving arm, has a major focus on helping young people achieve their full potential through access to better educational opportunities, as well as supporting local communities and organisations.

Governance

Governance is foundational to good business and all aspects of ESG. Our commitment to good corporate governance is evident in our policies and practices, which include a robust ESG governance structure with a policy group reporting directly to our CEO. We have always been comfortable being held to the highest standards by our Board of Directors and our stakeholders.

External Ratings

As a founding signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we have been a proud and engaged member since 2006 and rank highly with UN PRI and MSCI for our commitment to ESG. Scores with other ESG research providers vary.