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American Century Inflation Adjs Bond Inv ACITX Sustainability

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Sustainability Summary

American Century Inflation-Adjs Bond Fd has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

American Century Inflation-Adjs Bond Fd has an average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 3 globes, indicating that the ESG risk of holdings in its portfolio is similar to that of its peers in the US Fixed Income category. Funds with 4 or 5 globes tend to hold securities that are less exposed to ESG risk. ESG risk measures the degree to which material environmental, social, and governance issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, human capital, as well as bribery and corruption, could affect valuations. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about driving positive environmental and social outcomes for society’s benefit.

American Century Inflation-Adjs Bond Fd has an asset-weighted Carbon Risk Score of 1.8, indicating that its companies have low exposure to carbon-related risks. These are risks associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy such as increased regulation, changing consumer preferences, technological advancements, and stranded assets. Currently, the fund's involvement in fossil fuels is negligible, and compares favorably with 3.1% for its average peer. The fund has little exposure (1.76%) to companies with high or severe controversies. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies are incidents that have a negative impact on stakeholders or the environment, which create some degree of financial risk for the company. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. In addition, they can damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that American Century Inflation-Adjs Bond Fd doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate would have a higher probability to drive positive ESG outcomes.

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