On the Envestnet platform, the socially responsible investing (SRI) superscript identifies Impact integrated managers. These investment managers integrate one or more of the following lenses into their investment process: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, Controversial Business Practices, Sustainability Issues, and Impact and Community Investing.
The way Impact integrated managers apply these approaches vary in level of strictness, as well as in range of screens and criteria. Some managers use a Strict approach; while others use a Best in Class approach, which compares companies to their peers. Managers may not employ avoidance screening, but rather focus on identifying companies with positive solutions and innovations.