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Making an Impact

Third Quarter 2020 
By Sarah Bratton Hughes

How Schroders views ESG and sustainable investing.

From our sub-adviser, Schroders Investment Management
Sarah Bratton Hughes
Head of Sustainability


With more than 215 years of investment history, Schroders understands the importance of long-term, sustainable investing. As one of the sub-advisers to Hartford Funds, Schroders believes that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are as important as financial and fundamental investment considerations when it comes to managing client capital. We believe the intrinsic benefit to you, your clients, and society is that companies with good ESG management often perform better and offer the potential to deliver superior results over time.

Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • Risks of focusing on investments that involve sustainability and environmentally responsible investment criteria may influence investment performance relative to a fund’s benchmark or competing funds and expose a fund to increased risks related to downturns or other adverse developments in that market segment.

ESG factors are not the only factor considered and as a result, certain companies in which the funds invest in may not be considered an ESG company or have a high ESG rating.

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