Sustainable Investment Council
Leading our sustainable investing journey
The Sustainable Investment Council was established to facilitate our sustainable investing strategy, advance client-focused solutions, and bolster our expertise. With a dedicated chair and members who champion sustainable investing, we believe this structure helps us raise our own bar as we partner with clients to achieve their sustainable investing goals.
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 process, and move us forward.
Advancing Client Solutions
Portfolio managers 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 promotes best industry practices across our investment teams. Their leadership helps create alignment between our teams, processes, and sustainability efforts.
Expanding Our Expertise
Collaborating with our Sustainable Investing team is an important piece of the puzzle. The two groups work on training, accountability, and research topics to help expand expertise throughout our investing teams.
The Council focuses on initiatives that expand our sustainable investing knowledge, contribute to proprietary research and tools, and innovate client solutions.
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.
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 Sustainable Investing
Global Growth–Global Non-US:
Raj Gandhi, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Rob Brookby, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Michael Li, Ph.D., VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Joe Reiland, CFA, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
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
Steve Rossi, CFA, FRM, Portfolio Manager
Brian Garbe, VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager
Many of American Century's investment strategies incorporate the consideration of environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) factors into their investment processes in addition to traditional financial analysis. However, when doing so, the portfolio managers may not consider ESG factors with respect to every investment decision and, even when such factors are considered, they may conclude that other attributes of an investment outweigh ESG considerations when making decisions for the portfolio. The consideration of ESG factors may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio, and the portfolio may perform differently than those that do not incorporate ESG considerations. ESG data used by the portfolio managers often lacks standardization, consistency, and transparency, and for certain companies such data may not be available, complete, or accurate.
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.
Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. There are many different approaches to Sustainability, with motives varying from positive societal impact, to wanting to achieve competitive financial results, or both. Methods of sustainable investing include active share ownership, integration of ESG factors, thematic investing, impact investing and exclusion among others.