Portsmouth, N.H., 25 September 2023 – Impax Asset Management (“Impax”), the specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable global economy, has again received a Morningstar ESG Commitment Level of Leader in a recently published research report.
Out of 108 asset managers evaluated by Morningstar, Impax was one of only eight categorized at the highest level. 34 firms were reviewed for the second or third time for the ESG Commitment Level assessment. Of those, Impax was one of only four to maintain an ESG Commitment Level of Leader all three times.
Designated on a range of Low, Basic, Advanced and Leader, Morningstar’s ESG Commitment is a qualitative rating that expresses Morningstar analysts’ assessments of asset managers’ determination to incorporate ESG factors into their investment processes and strategies relative to peers.
In its assessment, Morningstar notes, “Sustainable investing has been at the heart of Impax’s culture since its foundation in 1998, and this is reflected in its product offering that is entirely geared toward sustainable funds. The firm’s well-thought-out, thorough approach to sustainable investing, comprehensive and experienced resources, and strong active ownership practices mean Impax retains a Morningstar ESG Commitment Level of Leader.”
Ian Simm, Founder and Chief Executive, Impax, said: “We are thrilled once again to be recognized by Morningstar for our commitment to investing in the transition to a more sustainable global economy. Since our founding 25 years ago, we have integrated environmental, social and governance factors into our investment process to improve our analysis of investment risk and return. We were especially pleased to read in this assessment of Morningstar’s appreciation of our extended sustainability reporting practices and our thought leadership pieces.”
Founded in 1998, Impax is a specialist asset manager, with £38.8bn / $49.2bn as at 31 Aug 2023 in both listed and private markets strategies, investing in the opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy.
Impax believes that capital markets will be shaped profoundly by global sustainability challenges, including climate change, pollution and essential investments in human capital, infrastructure and resource efficiency. These trends will drive growth for well-positioned companies and create risks for those unable or unwilling to adapt.
The company seeks to invest in higher quality companies with strong business models that demonstrate sound management of risk. Impax offers a well-rounded suite of investment solutions spanning multiple asset classes seeking superior risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long term.
Impax has approximately 300 employees across its offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong, Ireland and Japan making it one of the investment management sector’s largest investment teams dedicated to sustainable development.
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