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American Century Balanced Inv TWBIX Sustainability

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Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainable Summary

American Century Balanced Fund has a number of positive 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 Moderate Allocation 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.

American Century Balanced Fund has a sustainability or 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. One key area of strength for American Century Balanced Fund is its low Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 5.72 and low fossil fuel exposure of 4.74% over the past 12 months, which earns it the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation. Thus, the companies held in the portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Its 8.43% involvement in carbon solutions is higher than the 6.37% average involvement of its peers in the Allocation--50% To 70% Equity category. Carbon solutions include products and services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, green transportation, and so on.

The fund exhibits moderate exposure (6.11%) 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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