Our Responsibilities

Our business is built on trust, and with trust comes responsibility. As fiduciaries, we have a responsibility to act in the best long-term interests of our clients. We promise to be transparent in our investment process, proactive in our communication and accessible in times of need. Our independence has supported an environment where client interests come first.

We also have a responsibility to our employees, knowing that excellence in performance and client service depends upon our ability as a team to go that extra mile. To this end we remain committed to providing the best workplace environment. We are proud to be a multiple-time winner of the Pensions and Investments Best Places to Work Award.

“We think it is very important that our culture be consistent with the socially responsible governance tenets
we find attractive and beneficial within our socially responsible investment strategies.”

– Mark Mirsberger, CEO

Responsible Investing

At Dana we believe that many Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors impact the financial well-being and returns of corporations and their investors. We expect the bottom-line impact of ESG practices to increase over the next five years and beyond. Some factors are more readily measured and material to specific sectors and industries. As many these factors grow in materiality, we are seeing greater awareness of and integration within our own research and investment process across our strategies. This is in keeping with our mission to act in the best long-term interests of our clients.

Investment Principles

  • We believe that material Environmental, Social and Governance factors contribute to investment performance and that researching and advocating for sustainable practices simply makes good business sense.
  • We believe that the global economy is in the midst of transitioning to a more sustainable economy and that these transitions have real economic impact, creating opportunities and risks across asset classes.
  • We believe our advocacy efforts are a vital part of our investment process, improving the long-term outlook for a sustainable economy and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We believe that considering ESG factors helps fulfill our fiduciary duty.

It is our policy and practice at Dana to publicly endorse and actively promote ESG values and insights in everything we do.  This manifests itself in the financial support we provide organizations, in the Industry memberships we have, in the volunteer efforts of our employees supported by our company, by our proxy and shareholder activism, by our blogs and media posts. We refrain from hiring lobbyists and work hard to promote disclosure for those public companies that do.

Dana is proud to be a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investing. The Principles priguide a network of global investors toward a more economically efficient, financially sustainable world.

ussifDana Investment Advisors is a sponsor of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. US SIF promotes sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. We are proud sponsors of the US SIF Annual Conference.

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. Dana Investment Advisors is a member of the Ceres-led Investor Network, a group that advocates, engages, and influences companies, financial market regulators, and government policies in addressing climate and sustainability risks and opportunities.

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of faith-based and other like-minded investors working together to improve the environmental, social, and governance practices of corporations in order to build a more just and sustainable world. Corporate engagements include investor letters and statements, dialogues, and
proxy resolutions.

Dana is a proud supporter of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and their efforts to develop consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for a variety of stakeholders. Such disclosures are an important step in identifying risks and advocating for solutions.

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