Gotham ESG Large Value Fund has a number of positive attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.
This fund has a Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 5 globes, indicating that the ESG risk of holdings in its portfolio is rather low relative to those of its peers in the Morningstar US Equity Large Cap Value category. ESG risk measures the degree to which material environmental, social, and governance issues, such as climate change and inequalities, could affect valuations. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about driving positive environmental and social outcomes for society’s benefit.
Based on its latest prospectus, sustainability or ESG factors are a focus in the investment process of Gotham ESG Large Value Fund. Funds with ESG-focused mandates are more likely to deliver positive sustainability outcomes. Gotham ESG Large Value Fund has a Carbon Risk Score of 9.98, indicating portfolio companies face low carbon-related risks in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The fund's current involvement in fossil fuels rests at 12.29%, which compares favorably with 14.18% for its average category peer. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive some revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas. Gotham Esg Large Value Fund shows 7.37% involvement in carbon solutions. This percentage surpasses the 6.92% average involvement of its peers in the Large Value category. Carbon solutions include products and services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, green transportation, and so on.
No companies held by Gotham ESG Large Value Fund are recognized as being involved in controversies at a high or severe level. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. In addition, controversies can damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.