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Pear Tree Polaris Intl Opps R6 QISRX Sustainability

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Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainable Summary

Pear Tree Polaris Intl Opportunities Fd has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

This strategy has an above-average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 4 globes, indicating that the ESG risk of holdings in its portfolio is relatively low compared with those of its peers in the Global Equity Mid/Small Cap category. ESG risk provides investors with a signal that reflects to what degree their investments are exposed to risks related to material ESG issues, such as climate change and inequalities, that are not sufficiently managed. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about seeking positive environmental and social outcomes.

One key area of strength for Pear Tree Polaris Intl Opportunities Fd is its low Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 9.05 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 5.88% for its average peer.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Pear Tree Polaris Intl Opportunities Fd 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.

The fund exhibits moderate exposure (3.36%) to companies with high or severe controversies. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies are incidents that may negatively affect stakeholders, the environment, or the company’s operations.

ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager

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

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