NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Rockefeller Asset Management, a division of Rockefeller & Co., Inc., has become an Investment Manager signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). This reflects a commitment to participate in PRI’s annual reporting and assessment process, as related to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues in the investment process.
David Harris, CIO of Rockefeller & Co., said, “The PRI are closely aligned with our long-term focus and rigorous, fundamental investing process. Rockefeller believes that good governance practices and corporate responsibility can enhance investment opportunities in long-term oriented industries that exhibit attractive growth and income characteristics.”
Rockefeller & Co. has been a pioneer in ESG investing since first launching its Sustainability & Impact Investing Program in 1977, as part of the predecessor Rockefeller family office. The Firm remains well-recognized in the investment community with an internal team of professionals dedicated to its efforts in the area.
Joyce Haboucha, Director of Sustainability & Impact Investing at Rockefeller & Co., commented, “Joining the PRI was a natural step for us as we have been integrating ESG into our investment process for more than three decades. We look forward to collaborating and joining an exciting network of like-minded institutional investors who have signed on to the PRI.”