Janus Henderson is British-American global asset manager headquartered in London, UK with 25 offices worldwide. It was formed as a result of the merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Group in 2017. In 2021, Janus Henderson employed around 2,200 staff and managed USD 432.3 billion in assets. It offers a range of financial products to individuals, intermediary advisors and institutional investors globally and is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.
Janus Henderson has engagement policy where it describes its approach on sustainability themes and impact topics with investees which includes a clear framework with success criteria and escalation points in the event that engagement with investees is unsuccessful. Additionally, the financial institution publishes a stewardship report describing how the engagement policy is applied in practice.
As a member of Climate Action 100+, Janus Henderson discloses that it collectively engages with its investees on the topic of climate change. The financial institution also discloses the aggregate amount of investment it devotes to climate solutions and specifies that these include renewable energy and electric transportation. Moreover, it states that nature- and biodiversity-related impacts are one of its engagement priorities with investees and that it collectively engages with its investees on the topic of their nature- and biodiversity-related impacts.
Janus Henderson discloses the proportion of women in its total direct operations workforce for each employee category. It also has a grievance mechanism accessible to all workers and external individuals to raise human rights complaints or concerns around bribery and corruption. Additionally, the financial institution discloses a global tax strategy.
In terms of its approach to senior leadership accountability, Janus Henderson has an opportunity to assign responsibility for sustainability to the group’s board and link the remuneration of its executive or management teams to sustainability performance criteria. In terms of female representation in leadership positions, women are underrepresented on the board of directors as only 3 out of 12 board members are women.
There is no evidence that Janus Henderson discloses a target to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. Additionally, the asset manager has an opportunity to discloses key sectors or companies identified as priorities to engage with on climate issues, specifically alignment with the Paris Agreement. Moreover, the financial institution could commit to minimising the negative impacts it has on nature and biodiversity.
There is no evidence that Janus Henderson has a publicly available policy statement committing it to respect human rights laid out in the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) 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 investment activities. Furthermore, the financial institution discloses the ages of its board of directors and executive officers but has an opportunity to disclose this information for each employee category. To provide transparency on financial inclusivity, the financial institution has an opportunity to disclose the amount of investment directed towards low-income developing countries.