We believe ESG investing involves the assessment of material environmental, social and governance opportunities or risks during the investment process and that climate change, in particular, presents one of the largest risks, but also, one of the greatest investment opportunities for bond investors.
This is the rationale behind our Sustainable Climate Bond Strategy, which targets Paris aligned reductions in carbon emissions, fossil fuel and brown revenues exposure, and reallocates capital towards companies benefiting from low carbon technologies. The Strategy also increases exposure to green bonds and those bond issuers investing in the solutions needed to achieve net zero by 2050.
Climate change poses a significant systemic risk within investment portfolios. However, with risk comes opportunity. The future won't wait. Start your transition today.
1 As of March 31, 2023, State Street Global Advisors manages approximately $475 billion in ESG assets. Estimated and unaudited ESG AUM as of March 31, 2023 for client mandates in the following categories specified in the SSGA ESG Account Identification Policy:
2 Including: Climate Thematic, Negative ESG Risk Screening, Best-in-Class, Green Bonds, and Bespoke ESG Strategies
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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.
Bonds generally present less short-term risk and volatility than stocks, but contain interest rate risk (as interest rates raise, bond prices usually fall); issuer default risk; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. These effects are usually pronounced for longer-term securities. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to a substantial gain or loss.
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