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Impax Global Opportunities Institutional PXGOX Sustainability

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Sustainability Summary

Impax Global Opportunities Fund has a number of positive attributes that a sustainability-focused investor may find appealing.

This fund lands in the 10% of strategies with the lowest ESG risk in the Global Equity Large Cap category, earning it the highest Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 5 globes. 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.

Based on its latest prospectus, sustainability or ESG factors are a focus in the investment process of Impax Global Opportunities Fund. Funds with ESG-focused mandates are more likely to deliver positive sustainability outcomes. One key area of strength for Impax Global Opportunities Fund is its low Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 4.01 and very low fossil fuel exposure over the past 12 months, which earns it the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation. Thus, the companies held in the portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

By prospectus, the fund aims to avoid, or limit its exposure to, companies associated with controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal, and and small arms. The fund fulfills this goal as its investment exposure to each of these activities is negligible.

The fund exhibits moderate exposure (4.73%) to companies with 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.

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