Responsible Investing

What is ESG?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards that socially conscious investors and financial institutions use to evaluate companies in which they might want to invest, and to help them avoid companies that pose a greater financial risk due to their environmental or other practices.







Pacific Life's Principles for Responsible Investing


Our mission is to deliver superior risk-adjusted investments that provide flexible, scalable, and value-added solutions to our clients. We strive to generate sustainable, long-term returns in a balanced, responsible manner. With this in mind, we acknowledge the evolving materiality of environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) and are increasingly integrating them into our investment decision making. Investing responsibly ties to Pacific Life’s Core Values of Accountability for our actions, Integrity to do the right thing, and making a positive impact on our Community.

As a long-term investor, we note that the success of our investments will increasingly be tied to the degree to which they reflect ESG principles. Future profitability, asset values, and creditworthiness are optimized by acting responsibly. We recognize that the integration of ESG principles into our investment policies leads to more informed investment decisions. By doing so, we should ultimately experience higher sustainable portfolio returns in line with our responsibilities to our employees, policyowners, communities, and other stakeholders.

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