Like many investors focused on Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI), Trillium’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria attempt to identify the companies best positioned to deliver strong long term financial performance. For this reason, Trillium’s ESG research is primarily focused on selecting companies that are meeting positive thresholds of performance for ESG issues, such as strong workplace practices, a demonstrated record of producing safe products for consumers, protecting the environment, fair compensation for employees and executives, and respecting and upholding human rights. We look to reward those companies exhibiting best practices in these areas.
In order to reflect the concerns of many SRI investors, Trillium also employs strict exclusionary screens. For example, we will not invest in companies with significant involvement in producing, marketing, or distributing firearms, alcohol, tobacco, gaming, nuclear power, pornography, or military weapons systems.