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Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainability Summary

MFS Inflation-Adjusted Bond Fund has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

MFS Inflation-Adjusted Bond Fund's holdings are exposed to average levels of ESG risk relative to those of its peers in the US Fixed Income category, thus earning it an average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 3 globes. Competing funds in the category with ratings of 4 or 5 globes have less ESG risk in their holdings. 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.

MFS Inflation-Adjusted Bond Fund has an asset-weighted Carbon Risk Score of 7.5, 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, which is roughly on par with its average peer. 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.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that MFS Inflation-Adjusted Bond Fund doesn’t have an 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.

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