Emerging Markets Sustainable Impact – 2020 Impact Report (American Century)

by Patricia Ribeiro, Senior Portfolio Manager, Sherwin Soo, CFA Portfolio Manager, and Guillaume Mascotto, Head of ESG and Investment Stewardship

“I am a true believer that impact investing in emerging markets is becoming very important, but there is still much to be done. We believe this will lead to several opportunities for ESG and impact investing in emerging markets. Patricia Ribeiro Senior Portfolio Manager.” – Patricia Ribeiro, Senior Portfolio Manager


Investing for positive impact continues to evolve. It has quickly become a mainstream way to manage risk and uncover opportunities that traditional financial analysis may fail to capture. Unexpected challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have presented a critical testing ground for ESG investing.

Not having to choose between impact and returns is a central component of American Century Investments’ approach to investing. Our approach offers an opportunity to invest in companies that fuel change by contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs) and demonstrate solid environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk management practices. We believe this can be achieved while also generating alpha through our distinct investment philosophy.

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