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Franklin US Government Secs A1 FKUSX Sustainability

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Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainable Summary

Franklin US Government Secs Fund has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

The ESG risk of Franklin US Government Secs Fund's holdings is comparable to its peers in the US Fixed Income category, thus earning an average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 3 globes. Funds in the same category rated 4 or 5 globes tend to hold securities less exposed to ESG risk. Unlike impact, which measures positive environmental and societal outcomes attributable to an investment, ESG risk reflects the degree to which investments could be affected by material ESG issues like climate change and inequalities.

One key area of strength for Franklin US Government Secs Fund is its medium Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 2.61 and very low fossil fuel exposure over the past 12 months, which earns it the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation. The fund is therefore well positioned to transition to a low-carbon economy. Currently, the fund's involvement in fossil fuels is negligible, and compares favorably with 0.57% for its average peer.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Franklin US Government Secs Fund doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate are more likely to align with the expectations of an investor who cares about sustainability issues.

ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager

An ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager rating is not assigned to this investment.

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