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Our Strategy and Progress for Making a Positive Impact

Victory Capital’s role as an asset manager uniquely positions us to make meaningful and positive impacts on the financial wellbeing of our clients, and also on our talented employees, our shareholders, our communities, and all other stakeholders.

With an emphasis on sustainably growing our business, we continually evolve and improve how we address the changing needs of investors. We appreciate the genuine need to make changes to improve the world we all share. Our daily decisions and actions are being rigorously examined to ensure they will lead to constructive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. We thoughtfully allocate resources to further this corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) mission in many ways.

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Enterprise Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Issues and Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”)

Our Approach and Objectives

Victory Capital is committed to sustainable growth while striving to deliver desired investment performance and outcomes for our clients by focusing on our Company’s material ESG factors. According to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Materiality Map®, the key ESG factors for asset management firms include:

  • Social Capital issues comprising customer privacy, data security, and selling practices;
  • Human Capital initiatives encompassing employee engagement, diversity and inclusion;
  • Business Model and Innovation matters such as product design and lifecycle management; and,
  • Leadership and Governance subjects including business ethics and systematic risk management.

Our Latest ESG Achievements Include

  • We formed several Employee Resource Groups (“ERGs”) including an Employee Resource Group for Women, a Black Employee Resource Group, and a Military Employee Reso­­urce Group.
  • We enhanced our custom proxy voting (PV) policies to use sustainability guidelines, which helps us fulfill our commitment to being a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment.
  • Implemented new tools that allow us to send notifications of important proxy issues to investment teams (based upon their guidance) and easily capture any vote overrides of our established PV policies.
  • Made it easier for investment teams to engage with companies on important ESG issues, while also better tracking these activities for reporting purposes.
  • Based on input from our DICE committee, we took steps to increase diversity by investing in software tools to analyze and edit to enhance external communications and make our job postings appeal to a broader and more diverse group of job candidates.
  • We established a scholarship program for students attending Xavier University of Louisiana (“XULA”) who are interested in pursuing careers in the investment management industry. Through the newly introduced Victory Capital Scholars Program, $50,000 of direct financial support will be provided to XULA students for the 2021-2022 academic school year to pay expenses not covered by existing grants and awards. These “gap” scholarships will be awarded based on need and merit, with special consideration given to students in the Post-911 GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program. Victory Capital’s Black Employee Resource and Military Employee Resource Groups will be instrumental in evaluating the applicants.
  • We also agreed to provide $50,000 in funding to launch an Investment Club at XULA. The proceeds will be used to seed an investment portfolio managed by students, providing hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
  • We became a SASB Alliance User Member. The SASB Alliance supports the need for more decision-useful, cost-effective sustainability disclosure. Over 200 organizations have joined the SASB Alliance to be part of the global effort to develop and explore best practices to integrate material sustainability information into their existing processes.
  • We became a member of the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability. The Ceres Investor Network includes over 180 institutional investors, managing more than $30 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies, and key policy and regulatory solutions.

We endeavor to advance continuous improvements in every aspect of our business and welcome comments and/or suggestions regarding our ESG, CSR, or RI initiatives.

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