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Eventide Balanced Fund Class N ETNMX Sustainability

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Sustainability Summary

Eventide Balanced Fund has a number of positive attributes that a sustainability-focused investor may find appealing.

This strategy has an above-average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 4 globes, indicating that the ESG risk of holdings in its portfolio is relatively low compared with those of its peers in the Moderate Allocation category. ESG risk provides investors with a signal that reflects to what degree their investments are exposed to risks related to material ESG issues, including climate change, biodiversity, product safety, community relations, data privacy and security, bribery and corruption, and corporate governance, that are not sufficiently managed. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about seeking positive environmental and social outcomes.

Eventide Balanced Fund has a sustainability or ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate are more likely to align with the expectations of an investor who cares about sustainability issues. Eventide Balanced Fund has an asset-weighted Carbon Risk Score of 8.7, 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. By prospectus, the fund aims to avoid, or limit its exposure to, companies associated with controversial weapons, tobacco, and and small arms. The fund fulfills this goal by having negligible investment exposure to each of these activities. The fund has no exposure to high or severe controversies. Controversies are incidents that have a negative impact on stakeholders or the environment, which create some degree of financial risk for the company. Examples of types of controversies include bribery and corruption scandals, workplace discrimination and environmental incidents. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. Such controversies can also damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

Currently, the fund has 14.2% involvement in fossil fuels, surpassing 11.2% for the average peer in its category. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive some revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas.

The fund's 11.1% involvement in carbon solutions is roughly in line with the 10.8% average involvement of its peers in the Moderate Allocation category. Carbon solutions include products and services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, green transportation, and so on.

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