1State Street Global Advisors, 31 March 2022. Estimated and unaudited ESG AUM as of March 31, 2022 for client mandates in the following categories: Negative/exclusionary screening, Norms-based screening, Best-in-class investment selection, and Sustainability-themed investing, as defined by United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI) as:
Negative/exclusionary screening: The exclusion from a fund or portfolio of certain sectors, companies or practices based on specific ESG criteria.
Norms-based Screening: Screening of investments against minimum standards of business practice based on international norms.
Positive/best-in-class screening: Investment in sectors, companies or projects selected for positive ESG performance relative to industry peers.
Sustainability themed investing: Investment in themes or assets specifically related to sustainability (for example clean energy, green technology or sustainable agriculture).
The returns on a portfolio of securities which exclude companies that do not meet the portfolio's specified ESG criteria may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities which include such companies. A portfolio's ESG criteria may result in the portfolio investing in industry sectors or securities which underperform the market as a whole.
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