Sustainability

Sustainability and stewardship are essential strategies to maximize value and as such, we embrace them as core guiding principles.

Bill Peressini, HNRG CEO

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) is committed to socially responsible investing and sustainable management of its client’s assets, including the ongoing reduction of environmental impact, and improvement of sustainability and stewardship performance.

HNRG, as a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”), is committed to conducting all of its business activities, including its timberland, agricultural, and renewable energy investment businesses, in a manner which recognizes the need to preserve and enhance the quality of our environment.

In keeping with this commitment, in December 2015, Manulife Asset Management (MAM), of which HNRG is a subsidiary, became a signatory to the United Nations Environment Program – Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). HNRG will now begin PRI reporting. In addition, HNRG complies with Manulife’s Environmental Risk Policy, which includes environmental, safety, and greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements, and adheres to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) “Equator Principles” during any potential acquisition due diligence.

Sustainability and stewardship are essential strategies to maximize value and we embrace them as core guiding principles. As a steward of major forest and agricultural holdings throughout the world, and an active member of the communities in which we live and operate, HNRG recognizes the importance of sustainable forest and farm management.

We define sustainability as management of today’s resources with full consideration and concern for the perpetual productivity and ecological health of natural resources and sustained yield into the future. As a manager of investments in renewable energy, HNRG recognizes that climate stressors are impacting the natural and developed infrastructure of the globe. We believe increased use of renewable energy sources; including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biogenic energy creates opportunities to mitigate climate change impacts.

 

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