Sustainable Investing

Wells Capital Management (WellsCap) is a leading global investment management firm focused on institutional clients. We believe an organization of independent and specialized investment teams is the optimal structure to achieve consistent outperformance and risk-adjusted returns for our clients.

WellsCap is proud to include ESG analysis as part of our investment process—which has led to a more thorough understanding of company-specific risk and is helping to pave the way to investing for a better world. We are committed to examining ESG issues as risk factors and, through integration into our investment process, we believe our investment teams are better positioned to manage risk more holistically and generate sustainable, long-term returns.

Through a client-centric approach, we initiate conversations with our clients to better understand their needs and then seek to achieve alignment with their ESG objectives and our investment strategies.

Our Commitments and Membership

WellsCap has been a signatory to the United Nations—supported Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI) since 2015. As a signatory, WellsCap is part of a global community of investors that is increasingly concerned about the alignment of investment activity with the broader interests of society to achieve high standards of business conduct and performance on ESG issues.

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) - Investor Advisory Group (IAG)
As a founding member of the IAG, Wells Fargo Asset Management along with 23 other leading asset manager and asset owners have committed to improving the quality and comparability of sustainability-related corporate disclosure to investors, thereby enabling investors to develop a more comprehensive view of company performance. The group will advise SASB on how to best design investor-friendly ESG reporting standards when public companies file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Japan Stewardship Code
WellsCap has been a signatory to the Japan Stewardship Code since 2017. Also known as Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors, the goal of the code is to promote sustainable growth of companies through investment and dialogue. WellsCap is fully committed to supporting each of the principles of the Japan Stewardship Code.

© 2018 Wells Capital Management. Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) is a trade name used by the asset management businesses of Wells Fargo & Company. WFAM includes but is not limited to Analytic Investors, LLC; ECM Asset Management Ltd.; Galliard Capital Management, Inc.; The Rock Creek Group, LP; Wells Capital Management Inc.; Wells Fargo Asset Management (International), LLC; Wells Fargo Asset Management Luxembourg S.A.; Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC; and Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC.

© 2006 - 2018 Wells Capital Management. All rights reserved.

Wells Capital Management® is a registered service mark of Wells Fargo & Company.