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Our sustainable investing beliefs

By fostering relationships that embrace a holistic view of sustainable investing and the factors driving risk and return in portfolios, we believe ESG integration can help influence investment outcomes and bolster climate, regulatory, and environmental risk mitigation in client portfolios.

At Principal Asset Management, our beliefs around sustainable investing align with the six elements of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), sponsored by the United Nations.

  • Governance, ethics and risk
    We empower our clients with choice and collaborate in a personal, customized way to support their values and goals.
  • Flexible approach
    Our adaptability to these issues allows us to offer options that follow a repeatable investment process within an evolving sustainable investing landscape.
  • Portfolio-specific sustainable efforts
    Our investment teams integrate sustainability considerations across all actively managed asset classes where consistent with our fiduciary responsibility and clients' preferences.

Our sustainable investing focus

Our sustainable investing focus encompasses three critical elements: our commitment to sustainable investing, offering products and solutions that align with a variety of sustainable investment approaches, and an emphasis on stewardship and engagement.

Partnering with Principal Asset Management enables global investors to align their sustainability goals with customized investment solutions tailored to their values and preferences.
Products and integration
Creating sustainable investment options and solutions that precisely address individual investor needs requires a commitment to innovation. Our differentiated global investment capabilities help us respond to client demands and meet investors' objectives.
Stewardship and engagement
We empower our investment teams to adopt and develop specific protocols that align with their asset classes, strategies, and approaches to stewardship and engagement.

At Principal Asset Management, our sustainable investing focus is backed by our expertise, oversight, and collaboration to help ensure we are appropriately addressing the needs of our clients across the globe.

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Sustainability at Principal

We believe in aligning to and supporting the overall sustainability strategy of Principal Financial Group (Principal) by embedding sustainable practices in how we conduct business, advancing the development of sustainable investment options and services to support financial inclusion, and harnessing the power of our people. Download the Principal Financial Group Sustainability Report for more information.

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Aligning on our sustainable investing strategy

Listen as Kamal Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer of Principal Asset Management, explains importance of our sustainable investing strategies.

Featured sustainable investing strategies

Principal Asset Management offers sustainability-focused products and solutions across asset classes. Here are a few selected strategies with a sustainability focus.

Global Listed Infrastructure
Investing in high quality infrastructure businesses whose contributions to sustainable development are not reflected in market valuations.
U.S. Real Estate Green Property
Leveraging the firm’s long-standing commitment to sustainability as a means of potentially enhancing returns and reducing risk, exploiting changing real estate trends, focusing on development and value-add acquisition of multifamily, industrial, and specialty sector properties.
European Hotels
Targeting areas of distress in the European hotel sector to unlock and create value.
U.S. Core-Plus Private Equity Real Estate
Combining the income-generating attributes of stabilized assets with higher, risk-adjusted returns available from value-added and development opportunities.

Additional sustainable investing resources

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2022 Stewardship and engagement report

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ESG criteria may present additional advantages or risks and does not protect against market risks or volatility. You should not make any investment assumptions based solely on the information contained herein. There is no assurance that any ESG component in our investing strategy will be successful.

Principal Real Estate is a trade name of Principal Real Estate Investors, LLC, an affiliate of Principal Global Investors.