Janus Henderson Investors is pleased to announce that it has obtained the French Label ISR for two of its Article 9 funds; the Janus Henderson Horizon US Sustainable Equity Fund and the Janus Henderson Horizon Sustainable Future Technology Fund. These funds join the Janus Henderson Horizon Global Sustainable Equity Fund which has been certified since 2019.
Following a rigorous assessment conducted by Ernst & Young, Janus Henderson was able to demonstrate that each fund complied with the requirements of the label. The ISR labelling process focusses on six main pillars: well-defined ESG objectives; a strategy for monitoring the objectives; clear integration into the investment process; an engagement and voting policy; enhanced transparency in communication and reporting; and the constant monitoring and tracking of ESG performance and impact. These stringent labelling and certification frameworks are essential in allowing investors to distinguish between funds genuinely implementing a robust socially responsible investment methodology, leading to measurable results.
Charles-Henri Herrmann, Head of Sales France & Benelux Institutional said: “Responsible investment is at the heart of the approach of our French clients in search of performance and impact. The Label ISR sets out a demanding and meticulous framework, enabling clients to invest with confidence in funds that focus on transparency. This certification enables us to help our clients make truly responsible investments”.
Janus Henderson Horizon US Sustainable Equity Fund, managed by Hamish Chamberlayne and Aaron Scully, has sustainability as its core investment objective; the Fund invests in US companies that are positioned to confront the challenges posed by global megatrends, such as climate change, resource constraints, population growth and ageing populations, and those companies seeking to effect positive transformation in the industries in which they operate.
The Janus Henderson Horizon Sustainable Future Technologies Fund, managed by Richard Clode, Alison Porter and Graeme Clark, invests in sustainable technology-related companies and uses a positive thematic framework to select investments that derive at least 50% of their revenues from the fund’s sustainable technology themes  thereby aligning to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of Global Sustainable Equities at Janus Henderson Investors said: “We are delighted that the Horizon US Sustainable Equity Fund has been awarded with the Label ISR. The Fund adopts a consistent ESG framework across the entire investment process, so investors can be assured that their capital is being properly directed towards sustainable investment and the truly long-term value creation that follows.
Richard Clode, Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors said: “The complexity of sustainable investing and the nascent nature of data, research and regulation requires active management and fundamental, bottom-up research to provide our clients with the dual mandate they require. We welcome the award of the Label ISR as recognition of the rigour of our sustainable analysis.”
The consideration of ESG factors is not a new development for Janus Henderson; the firm has a long history of managing sustainable funds, including the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, which celebrated its thirtieth year trading in 2021. Over the past year, the firm has made significant strides to bolster governance and transparency of ESG practices and has of formed a specialist ESG Investments team intended to provide additional governance around investments specifically.
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