At Pine Crest Corp, we take our stewardship and environmental, social and governance (ESG) roles seriously. As we are active long-term responsible investors, stewardship and ESG are fundamental components of our company-wide investment philosophy and process.

    Stewardship is about understanding everything there is to know about an asset, especially its risks and opportunities. We do this before making any investment, ensuring we build only the highest-quality portfolios for our clients. In addition to the review and integration of material ESG factors, we also offer clients bespoke ESG solutions to meet their investment needs. This process is led by our Stewardship and ESG specialists for a fully integrated approach.

    In 2015 and 2016, we collectively donated more than $15 million and thousands of hours to nearly 2,000 causes around the world. That's truly impressive, but with a more coordinated firmwide effort, we strive to do even better. We're especially proud of our new PC Day of Service series, a global volunteer initiative sponsored and organized by our Cultural Advancement Team.

    For the third consecutive year, PC has achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for LGBTQ employees, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. With this award, PC joins the ranks of hundreds of other multinational companies that are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies, but also helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ equality around the globe