ESG: as an investor

Driving ESG through active management

Our commitment to responsible investing

Janus Henderson Investors is focused on delivering long-term market-leading, risk-adjusted returns to our clients.

We are committed to responsible investing and believe that integrating ESG factors into our investment decision-making and ownership practices is fundamental to helping clients achieve their goals.

ESG Investment Principles

Learn more about how ESG considerations are a key component of the investment processes employed by our active investment teams.

A history of active management and ESG

As an active asset manager, it has always been our responsibility to identify and quantify risk – with ESG factors playing an important role in our decision making.

As ESG information is not uniform, we analyse a wide variety of data sets and measures to form our conclusions. Our in-house research teams deploy ESG scoring models and customised research to compare sector peers on ESG factors. In addition, our investment teams work closely with our global Governance & Responsible Investment Team on relevant investment strategies. ESG considerations, however, should be more than just examining numbers. Company site visits, speaking to workers and questioning management are just some of the ways we actively assess a company's ESG credentials.

Knowledge. Shared: ESG

Our organisation understands that ESG issues continue to evolve and mature. We are committed to maintaining an open dialogue with our clients, shareholders, employees, and industry groups to ensure we continue to meet their expectations and hold true to our values as a steward of our clients’ capital.

Utilities play vital role in electrification of global economy

Portfolio Manager Nick Schommer explores the transformation taking place in energy as utilities invest for the future.

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What is ESG and why do we care?

The Corporate Credit Team at Janus Henderson Investors explain why integrating ESG factors into their decision-making is integral to their investment approach.

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What it takes to be an effective sustainability advocate

As Head of Sustainable & Responsible Investing (SRI), Hamish Chamberlayne champions sustainability every day. It takes authenticity and a desire to take part in resolving real world issues to make any meaningful dent in environmental and social challenges.

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Cobalt: saying ‘no’ to child labour

Ama Seery, ESG Analyst on the Global Sustainable Equity Team, examines the explosive demand for cobalt – used to power the batteries of mobile devices – and the many risks associated with its supply.

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Breaking down plastic pollution

Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of SRI, explains how the responsible use of plastics is an important consideration for evaluating the sustainability of a business.

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Digital health: sales versus social impact

Janus Henderson’s UK-based Global Technology Team is actively engaged with businesses on a range of ESG criteria in order to promote sustainable growth. Here, the team discusses how they were one of the first asset managers to engage with companies on the issues facing the video game industry.

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Engaging companies and proxy voting

Stewardship is an integral and natural part of Janus Henderson’s long-term, active approach to investment management. Strong ownership practices, such as management engagement and proxy voting, can help protect and enhance long-term shareholder value. Janus Henderson entities support a number of stewardship codes, such as the UK and Japanese stewardship codes, and broader initiatives around the world including the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

We vary our voting and engagement activities according to the market and pay close attention to local market codes of best practice. However, we consider certain core principles to be universal:

  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Board responsibilities
  • Shareholder rights
  • Audit and internal controls

A key element of our approach to proxy voting is to support these principles and to foster the long-term interests of our clients.

ESG: overview

Learn more here about our ESG approach and philosophy.

ESG: as a company

Learn more here about how we embrace ESG principles at the corporate level to create a better company and contribute to a better world.