Calvert Solution® Strategies are portfolios that selectively invest in companies that produce products and services geared toward solving some of today's most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges.
In 2007 we launched the first of these portfolios, the Calvert Global Alternative Energy Fund.
In the second half of 2008 we launched the Calvert Global Water Fund—the only Water Fund in the United States that includes advocacy on issues such as fair access to water, reasonable pricing and the overall impact of new technologies on the environment.
In 2012, we launched the Calvert Emerging Markets Equity Fund, a fund that focuses on corporate actions to address sustainable challenges in emerging markets including development; poverty and health; environment and climate change; and rights and governance.
Calvert Solution®Strategies offer investors these distinct features:
- An active management strategy to discern those companies around the world with a financial and sustainability competitive advantage.
- Internationally renowned managers, known for their expertise in certain sectors, such as alternative energy and water.
- Integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) research from Calvert, a leader in sustainable investment strategies for over 25 years.
Calvert's Solution Strategies
At the core of Calvert’s SRI investment philosophy is a belief that, over time, responsible corporate conduct and solid investment returns go hand in hand.
Calvert's sustainability analysts examine corporate performance in seven broad areas of concern; these Solution Funds have additional flexibility toward exclusions.
Calvert uses strategic engagement and shareholder advocacy to encourage positive change in companies in virtually every industry.