The Fund seeks growth of capital through investment in stocks believed to offer opportunities for potential capital appreciation.
The Fund invests primarily in the common stocks of U.S. large-cap companies, although it may have other investments, including foreign stocks and mid-cap stocks. The Fund defines large-cap companies as those whose market capitalization falls within the range of the Russell 1000 Index. Sub-advisor Atlanta Capital looks for established companies with a history of steady earnings growth and selects companies based on its opinion that the company has the ability to sustain growth through high profitability and that the stock is favorably priced with respect to those growth expectations. In conjunction with financial analysis, Calvert's comprehensive responsible investment principles guide the investment research process and decision-making. The principles, which include Calvert's proprietary assessment of critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, are applied across industries and to specific companies in order to inform the Advisor's view of risk and opportunity factors that may affect investment performance.
Investment in mutual funds involves risk, including possible loss of principal invested. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund or the Fund could underperform because of the following risks: the market prices of stocks held by the Fund may fall; individual investments of the Fund may not perform as expected; and/or the Fund's portfolio management practices may not achieve the desired result. In addition, large-cap companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges, such as changes in technology, and also may not be able to attain the high growth rate of successful smaller companies, especially during periods of economic expansion. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. In evaluating a company, the Advisor is dependent upon information and data that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, which could cause the Advisor to incorrectly assess a company's ESG performance.