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BlackRock and Vanguard’s Climate Credibility Under Fire?

Stockholm (NordSIP) - In a new report from Majority Action, a non-profit, non-partisan organisation focusing on holding corporations accountable for their investments, BlackRock and...

PRI Launches Taxonomy Case Studies

Stockholm (NordSIP) - The launch of the EU Taxonomy at the end of this spring represents an important step for environmental investors. While it...

Pandemic Renews Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As the global financial system continues to learn to live with COVID-19, evidence is starting to accumulate, suggesting the pandemic has...

LSE Launches Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group

Stockholm (NordSIP) -  On 3 August 2020, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced the establishment of the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group (SBMAG) -...

Fortum and Volvo Subpar for BlackRock

Stockholm (NordSIP) - In the quest for a more sustainable future, responsible investors put a premium on transparency and accountability, as public disclosures provide...

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IN BRIEF

Founded in 1988, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager by AUM and widely considered to be one of the most influential financial institutions in the world. It has 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries.

At BlackRock, sustainable investing spans a range of strategies that combine traditional investment approaches with environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights to seek long-term risk-adjusted return. We believe sustainability-related issues – ranging from board composition to human capital management to climate change – have real financial impacts.

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Our activities to integrate sustainability considerations into the investment process mirror the diversity of clients we serve, as well as the range of investment strategies and asset classes we offer. Across BlackRock, we provide all of our investment teams with data and insights to keep them well informed of sustainability considerations.

Armed with the necessary data and tools, our portfolio managers are able to bring useful ESG information into their investment processes, discounting or emphasizing this information as they would any other financial input. Our framework to incorporate sustainability-related information within BlackRock’s strategies does not rely on active security-selection, however, as our index portfolio managers do not have the discretion to add or remove a company’s securities to their portfolio as long as that company remains in the relevant index. Therefore, in the context of our traditional index-investment mandates, our direct engagement with companies, including proxy voting, is the mechanism we use to integrate and advance material sustainability-related insights that we believe will help enhance long term risk-adjusted return.

Our investment stewardship efforts benefit from firm-wide data and insights on sustainability-related issues, and our investment teams benefit from the sustainability insights derived from our stewardship activities – a powerful, positive feedback loop.

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