ESG at Capital Group

We believe ESG is integral to successful investing. We are systematically incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into every investment decision we make.


Why ESG matters at Capital Group

For nearly 90 years, our mission has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We believe integrating ESG considerations enhances every investment decision and can generate better long-term outcomes for our clients.

Rob Lovelace, vice chairperson and president of The Capital Group Companies, Inc., and Jody Jonsson, vice chairperson and president of Capital Research and Management Company, explain our commitment to ESG and how it is embedded in The Capital SystemSM.

ESG is systematically integrated into our investment process

Three key components — our proprietary ESG research frameworks, monitoring process and active engagement with companies — enhance our proven investment approach, The Capital System, and can help us deliver better long-term results.


Research frameworks

Leveraging our long heritage of deep fundamental research, our analysts create proprietary frameworks to identify material ESG issues sector by sector.


Monitoring process

Based on our sector-specific ESG research frameworks and widely accepted third-party data, our multilayered process identifies companies that go on our watchlist, receiving an elevated level of review and discussion.


Active engagement

We believe engagement is often more effective than exclusion. Our long-standing company relationships can help us influence change.

Our ESG perspectives

Top scores from PRI

With the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Reporting Framework, asset managers can be transparent about their responsible investing practices. Capital Group earns sustainability scores of A or A+ in every category applicable to us.


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