Explore the ESG landscape and consider how assessing material ESG issues can enrich traditional financial research, enabling you to pursue sustainable performance, manage risk and align investments with your values.
1State Street Global Advisors. Estimated and unaudited ESG AUM as of September 30, 2021 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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