As of 2023-03-31
As of 2023-03-31
As of 2023-03-31
Intech believes sustainability is about positively influencing everything we do, from investments we make as fiduciaries to our corporate citizenship. Today, we systematically integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into 100% of our strategies. But Intech’s commitment to sustainability extends well beyond ESG investments.
We leverage our whole business to advance global sustainable development. While Intech has been a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment since 2012, we also embrace a broader commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and use this framework as a blueprint for our actions. So, our approach to sustainability involves every area of influence at Intech: ESG Investments, Active Stewardship, Corporate Responsibility, and Global Cooperation.
Integrate ESG factors into our investment process without compromising risk or return objectives.
Encourage sustainability practices from companies in which we invest.
Support diversity, equity and inclusion, and our communities’ well-being.
Advance industry and global cooperation to promote sustainable development.
ESG Investments without Compromises
Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into our investment process without compromising risk or return objectives is a pillar of our holistic sustainability approach. Every Intech strategy incorporates ESG factors for risk management purposes, regardless of whether a strategy has an explicit sustainable mandate.
Intech is an advocate for sound corporate governance and sustainable business models that help drive the long-term economic interests of our clients. We do this through corporate engagement and proxy voting on our clients’ behalf. To amplify our stewardship impact as a boutique investment manager, Intech collaborates with organizations to pool our advocacy with like-minded investors globally and provide greater potential impact than we might achieve on our own.
ISS ESG Collaborative Engagement strengthens our voice on human rights, labor rights, environmental risks and corruption issues by jointly engaging companies alongside other investors. ISS facilitates dialogue with companies who fail to meet responsible business conduct standards, face credible allegations, or lack transparency in their ESG risk mitigation efforts. They also facilitate the management process with real-time reporting that implements global stewardship codes and reporting frameworks, including the PRI.
We also amplify our influence on environmental issues as a signatory of Climate Action 100+. Members of this investor-led climate change initiative engage with corporations strategically critical to the net-zero emissions transition: improve governance framework on climate change, act to cut emissions across the value chain, and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures.
Voting on our clients’ behalf is an essential aspect of our fiduciary responsibility and one of our core stewardship responsibilities. Thus, we vote to achieve outcomes aligned with our clients’ long-term economic interests.
Intech offers clients the opportunity to use ISS Sustainability Proxy Voting Guidelines. These guidelines seek to support global governing bodies promoting sustainable business practices that advocate for stewardship of the environment, fair labor practices, non-discrimination, and the protection of human rights.
Intech’s role in supporting global sustainable development extends beyond the investment cycle. One of the core principles underlying our approach to sustainable development is to integrate sustainable business practices and values into our company. We believe that embedded sustainability efforts have a positive impact on business performance.
Starts with Our People
Intech puts our people first by fostering a values-driven culture we’ve shaped and nurtured for over 35 years. We also ensure our professional development activities align with our sustainability objectives by promoting professional and personal environmental awareness, embracing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, advancing professional development, and encouraging volunteerism.
Manifests in Our Practices
Intech seeks and promotes internal business practices that advance sustainable development, from our physical offices to our everyday work processes. Our company headquarters is LEED® Gold certified, a recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership in the construction industry. And, the WELL Building Institute recognizes our office with a WELL Health-Safety certification rating. We also conserve resources and reduce pollution across our operations, including the adoption of more web-based meetings, defaulting to paperless presentations and reports, requiring suppliers to detail their sustainability efforts, and promoting our corporate recycling program.
Extends to Our Communities
Intech Impact is an employee-driven effort to strengthen our local communities and advance UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through the years, we’ve made commitments to several innovative organizations impacting our communities, seeking to provide people with the financial resources, educational opportunities, and skills they need to improve their lives. From volunteer service days and donation drives to awareness campaigns and sponsorships, Intech provides various options for employees to get involved and give back to the community.
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Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
Florida Food Banks is a community-based organization of volunteers who collect and transport surplus food to non-profit distribution centers throughout Florida.
Rise is a social support center in central New Jersey, helping people to recover from setbacks and achieve their full potential by offering services and facilitating community partnerships.
Ocean Conservancy seeks to protect the ocean from today’s global challenges, creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.
Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors U.S. military service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, especially to children of American’s fallen or disabled.
The Big Heart Brigade supports First Responders and our U.S. military in our communities through “Big-Hearted” individuals, families, companies, and faith-based organizations.
The mission of Camp Boggy Creek is to foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe, and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.
The mission of Friends of Foster Children is to foster happy childhoods by enriching lives impacted by foster care. They provide services, support and education to overcome the effects of child abuse and neglect.
The purpose of the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run is to promote running and walking as a means to a fit, healthy lifestyle for people from all walks of corporate life.
The mission of the Urban League of Palm Beach County is to assist African Americans and other minorities in the achievement of social and economic equality.
The mission of Quantum House is to provide a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition.