ESG at Capital Group

We believe ESG is integral to successful investing. We are systematically incorporating environmental, social and governance issues into our investment process.


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 into our investment process 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

Our ESG approach is grounded in three key components: our proprietary ESG investment frameworks, monitoring process, and engagement and proxy voting. We believe this approach enhances our proven investment process, The Capital System, and can help us deliver better long-term results.


Investment frameworks

Drawing on deep research, our analysts built proprietary frameworks to identify material ESG issues by sector.


Monitoring process

Our investment frameworks and integrated third-party data enable our process to flag certain holdings for additional review.


Engagement & proxy voting

We can help influence change by engaging, instead of excluding.

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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