Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than USD 285 billion in assets under management. The financial institution works through two primary businesses: investments and securities. Guggenheim Partners is independently owned and has over 2,100 professionals in offices around the world. Headquartered in Chicago and New York, the financial institution also has offices in Dubai, Dublin, London, Mumbai and Tokyo.
In terms of its approach to senior leadership accountability, there is no evidence that Guggenheim Partners assigns responsibility for sustainability to the group’s highest governing body and that it links the remuneration of its executive or management teams to sustainability performance criteria. No evidence was found that the financial institution is committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also has an opportunity to disclose the proportion of women in its highest governing body and in senior leadership roles as well as how it addresses any gender pay gaps. Additionally Guggenheim Partners has an opportunity to describe its engagement approach on sustainability themes and impact topics with investees.
There is no evidence that Guggenheim Partners discloses a target to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. It also has an opportunity to disclose the key sectors and companies it has identified as priorities to engage with on climate change, specifically on the alignment with the Paris Agreement. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the financial institution discloses its financing activities devoted to climate solutions. Regarding nature and biodiversity, no evidence was found that Guggenheim Partners is committed to minimising its negative impacts or financing regenerative solutions.
There is no evidence that Guggenheim Partners has a publicly available policy statement committing it to respect human rights laid out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO declaration on fundamental rights at work. The financial institution also has an opportunity to describe a comprehensive process for identifying its human rights risks and impacts across all its activities, especially its financing activities. To provide transparency on financial inclusivity, Guggenheim Partners has an opportunity to disclose the amount of investments directed towards low-income developing countries.