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EU sustainability-related investment regulations are a continued focus for Wellington. This includes the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) — a key part of the EU’s Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth — which has been a priority for us since 2019. Having put in place the requisite product disclosures and policies for March 2021, we have widened our focus to ensure we understand and effectively implement the expanded Level II standards. Other sustainability-related investment regulations that are central to our current efforts include the implementation of the EU environmental taxonomy and the MIFID sustainability preferences. Wellington is fully committed to ESG integration and sustainability with the support of firmwide Sustainable Investment Governance, Management and Leadership teams. We have also assembled a Sustainable Investment Regulatory and Third-Party Working Group to focus on the sustainability-related regulations. Our objective is to extend our partnership with clients to meet both their financial and sustainable investment goals. With that in mind, we are pleased to share our latest report explaining the different regulations and how we are implementing them to support clients on their respective sustainability journeys.
The following documents contain information about the type of issuers that our funds may avoid investing in (referred to as ‘exclusions’). Information on whether and how exclusions are used by a fund is available in the investment objectives and policy disclosures sections of the funds’ prospectuses
Our holistic approach triangulates insights on potential investments from fundamental equity, credit and sustainable research perspectives. Achieving our clients’ investment goals means integrating our sustainable research and engagement practices across our investment platform.