2023 Stewardship Report
Creating Value Through ESG Integration
Third-party ESG research firm
Segregated internal ESG research team
One team integrating ESG and fundamental research
We engaged a California utility and an ESG ratings provider, clarifying and ultimately reversing an assessment that the utility was in violation of the UNGC principles.
We engaged a U.K. water and waste services company to confirm its plans align with its regulator’s targets for environmental improvements in coastal and river waters.
We engaged a social media platform and digital advertiser to see measurable progress in addressing responsible online content issues and to assess its growing use of AI.
We engaged a France-based outsourced customer service company on the ethical treatment of its content moderation employees.
An engagement with a Spanish wireless telecom company contributed to a shift in capital allocation and strategic priorities.
ClearBridge’s voice as a top 20 owner of a managed care provider helped drive governance improvements such as establishing a corporate sustainability function.
As a top 10 owner, ClearBridge engaged a Tier 1 auto supplier on setting science-based emissions reduction targets.
We engaged a natural gas E&P company on its best-in-class methane intensity reduction efforts and its plans to invest in energy transition ventures.
Feedback from shareholders like ClearBridge has helped a commercial cleaning services company end outsourcing waste solvent disposal and allocate capital to beneficial reuse projects.
We engaged a footwear and apparel company on its development of regenerative systems that use waste as feedstock for new products, helping it reach carbon and waste goals.
As a top 10 owner, we engaged a leading fragrance company on its disclosure and reduction of PFAS in its products.
ClearBridge engaged a cosmetics and skin care company on how the EU’s expanded definition of PFAS might affect its commitment to phasing out PFAS in its products.