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, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) 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 DEI, 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 DEI targets to encourage continued progress.

Diversity and Inclusion
Scored 100% in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2022, for our transparent and inclusive practises. Also recognised in this assessment as a best place to work for LGBT+ Equality.
Diversity and Inclusion
Scored 100% in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2022, for our transparent and inclusive practises. Also recognised in this assessment as a best place to work for LGBT+ Equality.
Gender Equality Index 2022
Named among 418 firms across 45 countries and regions on Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index for transparency in gender reporting and advancing equality for women.
Gender Equality Index 2022
Named among 418 firms across 45 countries and regions on Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index for transparency in gender reporting and advancing equality for women.
Environmental advisory
We serve as a member or in an advisory capacity with carefully selected ESG organisations and initiatives.
Environmental advisory
We serve as a member or in an advisory capacity with 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 ESG-related organisations and initiatives:

* Net Zero Carbon applies to specific products managed by the Global Sustainable Equity and UK Responsible Income teams.

Environmental Impact

Climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are some of the greatest challenges we face today, and Janus Henderson recognises that urgent action is imperative to prevent irreversible consequences to the planet. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and embedding sustainable practices throughout our business.

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In 2021 we met our three-year environmental targets to reduce our carbon footprint by 15% per full-time employee. In 2022 we set new five-year targets, in line with guidance from the Science Based Targets Initiative, for Scope 1 (fuel) and Scope 2 (electricity) emissions, and Scope 3 (business travel, hotel stays, freight, paper consumption, water, waste) emissions, which seek to reduce our operational emissions. To measure our progress, we collect carbon data on a quarterly basis and review our performance in line with our targets.

In addition, we have maintained a CarbonNetural® certification since 2007* and offset all our operational emissions yearly. Through this process, we have invested in a variety of offset projects around the world, delivering financial support to essential renewable energy, forestry and resource conservation projects that support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. All projects we support have been classified as ‘additional’ by an independent third party, meaning that they would not happen without the sale of carbon credits.

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

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Junior achievement
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.
Junior achievement
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.
Children's program
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.
Children's program
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.

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Children's program
A partnership with the Greenwood Project, which is focused on creating career pathways in the financial services industry for Black and Latinx students. Greenwood Project partners with companies to find equitable and inclusive solutions for recruitment, retention and advancement by providing college students internships that lead to career pathways into the industry.

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Children's program
A partnership with the Greenwood Project, which is focused on creating career pathways in the financial services industry for Black and Latinx students. Greenwood Project partners with companies to find equitable and inclusive solutions for recruitment, retention and advancement by providing college students internships that lead to career pathways into the industry.

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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.

We rank highly with MSCI for our commitment to ESG. Scores with other ESG research providers vary.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) or sustainable investing considers factors beyond traditional financial analysis. This may limit available investments and cause performance and exposures to differ from, and potentially be more concentrated in certain areas than, the broader market.