Eagle created an ESG Advisory Council to reflect the growing importance of advancing ESG tenets in our firm and investment portfolio. To find undervalued and under-researched companies, we must understand the drivers of return. Using a sustainability lens within our investment process to view ESG issues – such as corporate governance, tax strategies and diversity measures – may impact the growth potential in a positive or negative way in the long term. Good governance should, by definition, lead to better corporate financial performance.
Our seven member committee includes senior partners and members from many areas of our firm, including investment research, operations, finance, and client services. We believe ESG is a material theme for all business functions to promote long-term thinking, which can ultimately lead to producing positive impacts to our firm, portfolio and returns.
Eagle seeks to reflect the growing importance of advancing ESG tenets in our firm and investment portfolio and our research team examines the value of the companies while reviewing material risk factors, including ESG considerations. The document titled "Our ESG Philosophy" discusses our approach and we would welcome the opportunity to work with you on developing or expanding your sustainable investment program.