ClearBridge Investments is a leading global equity manager with $196 billion in assets under management as of 9/30/21. Our mission is to deliver long-term results through authentic active management. We pursue this goal through a combination of research-driven, fundamental investing and the insights of our veteran portfolio managers, some of whom have been managing the same portfolios for decades. We integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our fundamental research process across industry sectors and in all our investment strategies.
As an ESG investor for over 30 years, ClearBridge remains at the forefront among asset managers in promoting and communicating the benefits of including ESG factors when selecting investments and building portfolios. ClearBridge takes a long-term, concentrated approach, holding companies for seven years on average across our portfolios. Our experience demonstrates that an active investing approach with a long-term focus and a commitment to ESG integration make for good business. This approach seeks to offer clients a return on their investments and make an impact. As part of this integration into our fundamental research process, we assign proprietary ESG ratings to companies and use those internal assessments to track progress toward stated goals over time and drive engagement with company managements
Owned by Franklin Templeton, ClearBridge operates with investment independence from headquarters in New York and offices in Baltimore, London, San Francisco, Sydney and Wilmington. ClearBridge Investments has been named by Pensions & Investments Magazine (P&I) as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management for the tenth year in a row. These awards reflect the Firm's diverse and inclusive culture, spirit of collaboration, work/life balance and our ongoing investment in our employees. The Firm fosters a close-knit work environment that promotes career enhancement and development.
At ClearBridge, we believe that diversity and inclusion is essential to our success as an organization. We benefit from the sharing of different perspectives and our varied experiences. ClearBridge is proud to be a diverse company that promotes integrity, respect and teamwork and encourages new ideas and viewpoints. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated through our unique culture, various recruitment efforts, employee programs, charitable and volunteer efforts.