Inspired investing

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is a values-based approach of growing importance and interest among all demographics—from baby boomers to Gen Zers. In fact, 2020 saw a record $51 billion of inflows to ESG strategies, according to Morningstar.1 Help your clients pursue their financial objectives without compromising their values with the choice of two multi-asset ESG investment options available with a variable annuity. 

PLFA ESG Diversified Funds

The PLFA ESG Diversified Funds are proprietary investment options that invest in funds managed by industry leaders and are pushing the ESG industry forward in innovative ways. There are two ESG Diversified Funds, PLFA ESG Diversified and PLFA ESG Diversified Growth, which offer specific target allocations to help your clients choose the right portfolio based on their investment time horizon and risk tolerance.


Combine the security of lifetime income and downside protection with sustainability through PLFA ESG Diversified.

Actively and Passively Managed

Minimizes fees through a combination of actively and passively managed funds.


Clearly indicates how clients are invested across E, S, and G factors on a quarterly basis.

Turnkey Asset Allocation

Overseen by experienced money managers.

What Is ESG Investing?

The concept of ESG investing is simple: clients can invest in companies that aim to make the world a better place, so they can save for retirement while saving the environment. Below are examples of the criteria used to guide the construction of ESG investments.

Environmental ESG Example


Water Usage

Carbon Emissions




Worker Safety

Customer Data & Privacy

Supply Chain Sustainability


Board Diversity

Ethical Business Practices

Shareholder Rights

PLFA ESG Diversified Funds Morningstar Fact Sheets

PLFA ESG Diversified: 60% Target Equity Allocation

PLFA ESG Diversified Growth:3 80% Target Equity Allocation 


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ESG Investing Resources

1Hale, Jon. “A Broken Record: Flows for U.S. Sustainable Funds Again Reach New Heights.” Sustainability Matters. Morningstar. January 28, 2021.
2Optional living benefits are available with certain variable annuities for an additional cost. They can provide lifetime income and downside protection. PLFA ESG Diversified Growth is not currently eligible for optional living benefits.
3Fact sheet available in the first quarter of 2022.


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