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We’re a Responsible Investing leader that individuals, advisors and institutions rely on for competitive returns and positive impact.
Calvert has been a leader in Responsible Investing for decades. Our core focus on ESG research over this time has afforded us the opportunity to develop a sophisticated understanding of financial materiality and its impact on value creation over time.
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Calvert has been at the forefront of Responsible Investing for almost 40 years. This extensive experience allows us to better understand how some of today’s critical global issues underpin a complex range of risks and opportunities for the companies in which we invest.
Calvert US Large-Cap Core Responsible Index Fund (CISIX) wins two Lipper Fund Awards.
Among 165 funds over 5 years and 132 funds over 10 years as of 11/30/21 in the Multi-Cap Core category based on risk-adjusted returns. CISIX also won the same Lipper Fund Award in 2021 among 169 funds over 5 years and 140 funds over 10 years as of 11/30/20.*
We offer one of the industry’s broadest selections of Responsible Investing strategies.
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Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards as of November 30, 2021 based on risk adjusted returns.
The mutual funds shown may have experienced negative performance during one or more of the time periods represented by the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For the Fund's performance as of the most recent month-end, please refer to our Performance page. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Source: The Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The 2021 and 2022 Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see www.lipperfundawards.com. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. From Refinitiv Lipper Awards, ©2022 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used by permission an d protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited
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Investors are increasingly interested in discussing how environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies can be implemented into their portfolios. Available data indicates that investors across age ranges and income levels are showing greater interest in ESG investing. Where client and advisor interests go, assets follow.
However, an April 2019 survey by InvestmentNews, sponsored by Calvert, revealed that only 21% of financial advisors were proactive in initiating ESG conversations, despite the fact that 42% of investors surveyed preferred to work with an advisor for guidance on ESG investments. Here are some tips for starting the conversation.
Be ready to ask questions…
In addition to asking clients about their financial goals and risk tolerance, ask whether ESG issues are important to them, and how they would like to factor key issues like climate change, data security or fossil fuels into their investing decisions.
…and answer questions
Some of the factors that may have discouraged clients from pursuing ESG investing are lack of knowledge, difficulty evaluating ESG performance, limited investment opportunities and troubles researching ESG investments — problems that advisors are well-equipped to address.
Contrary to the dated perceptions of ESG investing, there is no "penalty" or drop in performance inherent with ESG investing — results have shown that ESG investing is generally competitive with its non-ESG investing counterparts.
Know your options
Every client’s needs are different. Responsible Investing has grown significantly and can be a viable option in a client's portfolio.
Calvert funds can be purchased through financial advisors or via online brokers. While each brokerage firm is different, many include selections from diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing active and passively managed equity, income, alternative and multi-asset strategies.
While each online broker-dealer may have a slightly different process, here’s a general look at the steps required for online investing.
Step 1: Assess your investment objectives
Review your financial goals and the time horizon for the investment, as well as your tolerance for risk. In addition, you may want to take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that are important to you. For example, you may be interested in investments that examine the relevant risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
Step 2: Review your options
Companies like Calvert have an increasingly wide variety of products that consider ESG issues in their investment process. You may want to examine how an asset manager selects companies to invest in to see if they factor ESG issues into these decisions. You also may want to consider how an asset manager engages with companies and uses its proxy votes to facilitate change.
Step 3: Select your investments
Determine which investments are appropriate for achieving your financial goals. If you have a financial advisor, talk to them about your financial goals and ESG topics that are important to you. Financial advisors are becoming more knowledgeable about Responsible Investing, but may not be comfortable bringing the topic up themselves.
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