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Putnam Convertible Securities C PRCCX Sustainability

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Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainable Summary

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund is likely to concern sustainability-focused investors given certain substandard ESG attributes.

This fund has above-average exposure to ESG risk relative to its peers in the Convertibles category, earning it the second-lowest Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 2 globes. Investors concerned about ESG risk may be better off with funds earning 4 or 5 globes, as they tend to hold securities less exposed to ESG risk. 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.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Putnam Convertible Securities Fund doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate would have a higher probability to drive positive ESG outcomes. The fund's current involvement in fossil fuels reaches 9.95%, surpassing 8.13% for its average category peer. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive some revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas.

Putnam Convertible Securities Fund has a Carbon Risk Score of 9.17, indicating portfolio companies face low carbon-related risks in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The fund exhibits moderate exposure (2.55%) to companies with high or severe controversies. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies are incidents that may negatively affect stakeholders, the environment, or the company’s operations.

ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager

An ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager rating is not assigned to this investment.

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