Pax World’s Key Issues Briefs prepared by our Sustainability Research Team outline the qualities we look for in companies’ environmental, social and governance practices to help guide our investment choices.
The issues highlighted above are illustrative and do not necessarily reflect the full range of the social, environmental or governance criteria Pax World may apply in analyzing a particular security for investment. The availability of information about a company, issues associated with a particular industry, changing social conditions or other circumstances may affect the manner in which Pax World’s sustainability criteria are applied in a particular situation.
Companies in which our Funds invest do not necessarily meet exemplary standards in all areas of Pax World’s environmental, social and governance criteria, nor, we recognize, is any company perfect when it comes to corporate responsibility or sustainability. At Pax World, we nonetheless believe that our shareholders seek to invest in companies that adhere to positive standards of corporate responsibility. Our environmental, social and corporate governance criteria are designed to assist us in identifying those investments. We also believe that well-managed companies that maintain good relations with employees, consumers, communities, and the natural environment, and that strive to improve in those areas, will in the long run better serve investors as well.