JANA agrees with global scientific consensus that climate change must be addressed with urgency and ambition. Our research and scenario modelling indicates that economic growth will be harmed by inaction and that investors should build climate aware portfolios. In alignment with this view, JANA is proud to be a part of the Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative that spans both our corporate footprint and our investment advice.
We also recognise that biodiversity loss is occurring faster than at any time in human history. The world simply does not have enough natural capital to last the century if we continue to consume at the current rate. JANA is on the journey of taking action to limit biodiversity loss. We are committed to maturing our approach as biodiversity data and investment opportunities become more sophisticated.
We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We do this by applying a human rights lens to our decision making. An example of this is modern slavery. It is shocking to see instances of modern slavery increasing even despite increasing awareness of it. By applying the lens of the right not to be enslaved to our supply chains and investment advice, we can take practical action to support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are constantly challenging ourselves to broaden this lens.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe that valuing and respecting individuals for their unique experiences and perspectives, whilst maximising their opportunities and potential, empowers us to have an enduring impact on society and the lives of millions of our clients’ beneficiaries for the better. JANA considers that a diverse, inclusive culture provides a strong foundation for sustainable, high performing investment organisations. We communicate and encourage this in our interactions with investment managers.
JANA’s Net Zero Commitment
JANA is proud to be an inaugural member of the Net Zero Investment Consultant Initiative (NZICI), which is committed to supporting the goal of global net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, across our operations and investment advisory services.
JANA has been certified as a Carbon Neutral organisation since 2020 by the Australian Government Climate Active program.
Sustainability of our Business
We’re committed to delivering “Depth with Difference” across key impact areas:
- Ethical and Responsible Practice
- Greening Our Footprint
- Supporting Prosperous Communities
- Thriving Workplaces
Supporting our Clients in their Sustainability Journeys
We recognise that more needs to be done amid an environment of heightened regulatory requirements and scrutiny. Our team is dedicated to supporting clients to flourish in an ever-changing world – helping to deliver investment returns that support a sustainable environment and society.
Our investment strategy integrates broad sustainability themes, such as the generation of climate-aware capital assumptions, and we continue to progress our research in climate, biodiversity, human rights and diversity.
As part of net zero commitment, we established interim targets for our Implemented Consulting business to aid a 50% global emissions reduction by 2030. Our approach was informed by global best practice frameworks, as well as JANA’s own research.