Franklin Templeton Investments (FTI) is an investment manager with more than 60 offices spread across the globe, covering assets in 17 countries and regionsand clients and customers from more than 170 countries.
Responsible investment (RI) refers to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions with the objective of providing better risk-adjusted returns, particularly over the long term. Our Responsible Investing Policies and Principles outline the philosophy and approach we take to ensure that ESG consideration is embedded throughout the investment process. We draw a clear distinction between ESG and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) in our Responsible Investment Policies and Principles. SRI is an investment philosophy that considers both financial returns and ethical objectives. Although SRI may incorporate ESG factors, SRI is based on screens (negative and/or positive) which can exclude or include certain securities.