MIM seeks to deliver client solutions that manage risk and create sustainable investment returns. We believe material ESG factors have an impact on investment performance and are important considerations to effectively manage risk and achieve our clients’ investment objectives.
As one example of our ESG Integration efforts, we recognize that rapid climate change and related environmental impacts can pose risks for our agriculture loans. As part of our ongoing efforts to continually strengthen our risk assessment and management processes, MIM entered into an agreement with AQUAOSO, a water risk software system in 2019, to better ensure the sustainability of the loans we provide in California. The software allows us greater insight into the risks associated with borrowers’ land and land practices by providing on-demand research and custom reports based on proprietary and public data.