Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is top of mind for investors globally. Driven by new initiatives, expanding opportunities, and investors’ own sustainability goals, commitment to ESG initiatives continue to build.
As members of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, we are proud to announce our interim targets for 2030 to ensure our portfolios reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Amid environmental and societal challenges, and incoming ESG regulations, how can investors build long-term resilience in their portfolios while benefiting from new investment opportunities?
We advise that investors define and develop specific ESG investment objectives and goals, based on their vision, mission and investment goals. Common investor objectives can include alpha generation, risk mitigation, adhering to ESG regulations or aligning the portfolio to the investor’s values. Investment principles can be developed based on these objectives, which will form the ESG investment strategy.
ESG Investment Strategies
Investors can pursue their specific ESG objectives through a range of investment strategies.
This is a thematic investment approach that aims to align portfolios with the transition to a low carbon economy and a reduction in global warming to well below 2°C.
For investors seeking to align portfolios with the Paris Agreement goals and the transition to a low-carbon economy, we offer a variety of options across equities and fixed income. Our Sustainable Climate Strategies may help investors benefit from both mitigation of current and future emissions, and adaptation to embedded climate risks.
We built a transparent, multi-source data architecture to help investors that we can leverage for our ESG analysis and to generate R-Factor scores. We can also provide ESG analysis at the portfolio level to help investors understand their ESG exposures.
At State Street, our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. As one of the world’s largest asset managers, we can partner with clients to achieve their ESG objectives through our global expertise in ESG research, investment strategy and data analytics.
Through engagement, voting and thought leadership, we encourage companies to enhance diversity at the board level, strengthen board leadership and improve disclosure on their sustainability practices.
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.
Responsible-Factor (R Factor) scoring is designed by State Street to reflect certain ESG characteristics and does not represent investment performance. Results generated out of the scoring model is based on sustainability and corporate governance dimensions of a scored entity.
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