Seagate ESG Finance
Seagate Global has always contended that incorporating ESG considerations into the investment process actually improves investment performance rather than reduceing performance.
Environmental: This criteria considers how a company performs as a steward of nature. Seagate is a financier for sustainable solar homes.
Social: Seeks to identify investments that make a positive impact on society. Seagate finances small and medium sized minority owned businesses.
Governance: Good governance is one of the most important aspects of an investment. Seagate promotes good governance through its Smart Loan Program.
Seagate’s investment process scans markets for opportunities that are ESG related. Once we find an opportunity with enough spread that meets our ESG screening guidelines, Seagate will pursue it. This approach is very different from “we are fixed income managers, what bonds are available in the market?” Indeed, Seagate’s investment process is very different from most other managers. This helps explain Seagate’s historically uncorrelated investment performance in things that help people and improve the planet.
ESG Deal Focus Improves Performance