ESG Principles

Octagon believes the integration of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk factors enhances the research process and better allows us to adhere to the fiduciary duty we owe each client. As a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we are committed to upholding the PRI's six principles. Click here to learn more about the role ESG plays in our investment activities and business practices. 

Principles for Responsible Investment


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Octagon

Octagon has affirmed its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that provides our clients a range of perspectives and experiences.

Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council

The CHL (Conning Holdings Limited*) Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council promotes the diverse representation of our workforce and leads actions to make Octagon a more inclusive and equitable workplace. It also provides strategic direction and recommendations to senior management that focus on ongoing DEI efforts. Gretchen Lam (Senior Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee Member) is the Co-Chair of the DEI Council.

Click here to read about our inclusive policies that demonstrate zero tolerance for hatred or exclusion in our workplace.  

Click here to learn about our commitment to address injustice, prejudice and racism.

*Octagon Credit Investors, LLC, Conning, Inc., Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc., Conning Investment Products, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Conning Asia Pacific Limited, and Global Evolution Holding ApS and its group of companies (“Global Evolution”) are all direct or indirect subsidiaries of Conning Holdings Limited (collectively, “Conning”) which is one of the family of companies owned by Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based company.