Companies in Growth Fund With Proactive Sustainability Business Involvement
As of March 31, 2014, some examples of investments in higher-impact companies whose products, services or business strategies offer positive solutions to global sustainability challenges included:
- Agilent Technologies (A) – 1.28%
Agilent offers bio-analytical and electronic measurement products and services, which can be used to analyze air, water and soil quality.
- Cummins Inc. (CMI) – 1.71%
Cummins is a diesel engine manufacturer. As part of its auto components business line, Cummins has created fuel efficient and low-polluting engines along with fuel systems and catalytic exhaust products which provide emission solutions to medium and heavy duty truck manufacturers to achieve compliance with emission regulations. In addition, Cummins’ power generation equipment unit manufactures natural gas fired combined heat and power systems which have an increasing demand due to the high efficiency of gas compared to oil.
- Eaton Corp. (ETN) – 1.38%
Eaton is a diversified power management company. The company develops innovative products and processes that help customers and consumers conserve resources and reduce their carbon footprint. These products include hybrid electric and hydraulic powertrains that boost fuel economy and reduce particulate emissions in trucks, buses and service vehicles; electrical power control systems for the efficient use of power; high-pressure hydraulic aircraft systems that reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency; and automotive superchargers for enhanced fuel efficiency, among others. Eaton also offers software that helps companies to monitor energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and identify reduction opportunities.
- Pall Corp. (PLL) – 1.28%
Pall is a filtration, separation and purification company. The company’s sustainable solutions “enable customers to purify and conserve water, consume less energy, make alternative energy possible and practical, advance medicine, and minimize emissions and waste.1”
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) – 1.72%
Thermo Fisher supplies machines to the testing market to analyze air, water and soil samples, making its business model one that supports environmental sustainability solutions.
- Trimble Navigation Ltd. (TRMB) – 1.31%
Trimble Navigation provides GPS solutions to a variety of industries that enable safety enhancement and reduction of environmental impact. The company’s products support monitoring of urban forestry health, environmental monitoring, fleet management tools that help to reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy use, and tracking food miles traveled, reducing carbon impacts associated with food transportation.
1 Pall Corporation, 2014: http://www.pall.com/main/about-pall/company.page.