Intech Joins Leading Asset Managers to Reach a Net-Zero Future

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Published on July 6, 2021

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West Palm Beach, July 6, 2021 – Intech is pleased to join the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, reinforcing our commitment to our clients’ de-carbonization goals. Consistent with our fiduciary duty, Intech joins a group of 128 international asset managers, representing US$43 trillion of assets under management, in a commitment to:

  • Support the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner across all assets under management, in line with the Paris Agreement goal to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • Set an interim target for the proportion of assets to be managed in line with the attainment of net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.
  • Review our interim target at least every five years to ratchet up the proportion of AUM covered to 100%.

“Climate change is a risk we all face – our clients, employees, and communities,” said Adrian Banner, CEO and CIO of Intech. “Addressing it will require a global collective effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Intech is pleased to join our industry peers to support the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, which seeks to achieve zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. Together, we hope to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.”

Joining the initiative comes as Intech accelerates its drive toward sustainable investing with deeds, not words. A UN PRI signatory since 2012, Intech manages over US$14 billion in ESG-tilt portfolios as of March 31, 2021 – over a third of assets under management – for clients worldwide. Today’s announcement represents a further development in Intech’s effort to strengthen corporate engagement and stewardship, and advocate climate and environmental policy.

As we progress toward a lower-carbon economy, Intech is pleased to partner with peers and clients who have made this commitment and are interested in taking action to combat climate change.

Media contacts 

Andre Prawoto, +1-561-775-1100 
aprawoto@intechinvestments.com 

Jaime Cangiano, +1-561-775-1100 
jcangiano@intechinvestments.com 

About Intech 

Intech is a specialized, quantitative equity manager that pioneered the use of Stochastic Portfolio Theory in 1987. Over 30 years later, Intech remains distinctive in our approach – harnessing volatility to exploit diversification as an alpha source, not just risk reduction. Institutional investors around the world embrace The Intech Way® across four investment platforms: Enhanced Equity, Active Equity, Defensive Equity, and Absolute Return. Intech continues to innovate today, embedding a long-term sustainability focus across our areas of influence: ESG Investments, Active Stewardship, Corporate Responsibility, and Global Cooperation. Intech believes our sustainability efforts reinforce our principal responsibility: representing our clients’ objectives, preferences, and best interests. For information about Intech, please visit https://www.intechinvestments.com

About the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative 

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative is a group of international asset managers committed to supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and to supporting investing aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. The initiative will be managed globally by six Founding Partner investor networks, namely: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The initiative is also endorsed by The Investor Agenda, of which the investor networks are all founding partners. For more information on the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and the commitments made by signatories, please visit https://www.netzeroassetmanagers.org