Over the past several years, we believe we have built a world-class ESG program through investment in people and technology. This ESG Annual Report is intended to give you a flavor of the work we have done over the past year to implement our program across integration, engagement, and proxy voting activities.
2019 was another exciting year for ESG at T. Rowe Price. The responsible investing team has continued to grow in size, and we now have dedicated ESG staff represented in each of our major regions—Baltimore, London, and Hong Kong. We have continued to focus on building ESG data tools that allow our analysts and portfolio managers to more easily understand their investment universe from an environmental, social, and ethical perspective.