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Sustainable Investment Council

Leading our sustainable investing journey

Pursuing performance while making a difference doesn't just happen. It takes commitment. The Sustainable Investment Council advances our efforts to expand our expertise and create sustainable solutions that meet clients' needs. With a dedicated chair and members who champion environmental, sustainable and governance (ESG) integration, the Council brings structure and consistency as we address this ever-evolving area and continue raising the bar for ourselves. Ultimately, the goal is to help clients succeed as they invest for good.

The Sustainable Investment Council provides direction and rigor for the future.

  • The Beginning

    Our journey started with a commitment to deliver results while benefiting our world.

  • The Evolution

    It continued with growing our sustainable, impact and ESG investing capabilities.

  • The Progress

    Now offering integrated, focused and impact solutions.

  • The Future

    The Council now leads the way in evolving our sustainable investing efforts further.

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The Purpose: Results That Make a Difference

The Council focuses outward to hear what clients need and want in sustainable solutions; and inward to advance our knowledge, align processes and move us forward in helping make the world better.


Advancing Client Solutions

Portfolio manager members connect with clients to better understand their needs. Hearing the voice of the client helps us focus on what they want to achieve.


Furthering Sustainable Efforts

The Council stays on top of best practices and leads the charge in implementing them. This helps ensure our teams and processes are in lockstep with our sustainable investing efforts.


Expanding Our Expertise

Collaborating with our ESG team is an important piece of the puzzle. The two groups work on training, accountability and research topics to help expand talent throughout our investing teams.


The Future

Over time, the Council looks to continue the steady expansion of our ESG knowledge and resources, develop proprietary research and scoring systems, and further enhance overall product integration.

Sustainable investing remains a strategic focus and firmwide commitment. We continue to add resources and adapt processes to optimally support this initiative.
Victor Zhang, SVP and CIO

Meet the Council


Patricia Ribeiro is an ESG and impact investing leader who brings expertise and authenticity to our investing practices. As Council chair, she leads a select group of portfolio managers who represent all the firm's investment disciplines. She joined American Century Investments in 2006 and has nearly 30 years of investment experience. As senior portfolio manager, she leads a seven-member team overseeing both ESG-integrated and impact strategies focused on emerging markets. Ribeiro is a member of American Century Investments' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.

Patricia Ribeiro
Patricia Ribeiro

Senior Portfolio Manager

Senior Vice President

Council Members

Council members include portfolio managers who represent our investment disciplines and advocate ESG integration efforts across their teams as shown below:

ESG & Sustainability:
Sarah Bratton Hughes, SVP, Head of ESG & Sustainable Investing

Global Growth–Global Non-US:
Raj Gandhi, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

Global Growth–US:
Rob Brookby, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager 
Michael Li, Ph.D., VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager 
Joe Reiland, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

Global Value:
Al Polit, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager 
Steve Rodriguez, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager 
Brian Woglom, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

Global Fixed Income:
Jason Greenblath, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

Disciplined Equity:
Steve Rossi, CFA, FRM, Portfolio Manager

Multi-Asset Strategies:
Brian Garbe, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Many of American Century's investment strategies are subject to the incorporation of ESG factors into the investment process employed by each strategy's portfolio managers.

When portfolio managers incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into an investment strategy, they consider those issues in conjunction with traditional financial analysis. When selecting investments, portfolio managers incorporate ESG factors into the portfolio's existing asset class, time horizon, and objectives. Therefore, ESG factors may limit the investment opportunities available, and the portfolio may perform differently than those that do not incorporate ESG factors. Portfolio managers have ultimate discretion in how ESG issues may impact a portfolio's holdings, and depending on their analysis, investment decisions may not be affected by ESG factors.

This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.