We reflect what matters most to you.
Whether you're driven by personal or stakeholder values, you aim to mitigate risk or simply need to comply with regulation, our approach to responsible investment integrates with what matters most.
OUR APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTING
Our responsible investing in practice beliefs
As a global investment solutions provider, we believe that transparency and investing responsibly can help deliver attractive investment returns and meet client objectives in the long-term.
To reflect this, we have founded our responsible investing practice on a set of four beliefs.
A deep understanding
A deep understanding of how ESG factors impact security prices is value-adding to a skilful investment process.
Embedding ESG considerations into a firm's culture and processes improves the likelihood of prolonged and successful investing.
Our climate change investment beliefs
Future climate events and shocks will affect
Current security prices may not reflect current climate change risks and opportunities.
The ability to recognise systematic or idiosyncratic mispricing presents skilful asset managers an opportunity to add investment value through both risk management and return opportunity capture.
Active ownership may be used to mitigate climate-change related risks, or to help foster effective adaptation for individual securities and markets.
OUR COMMITMENT TO INVESTING RESPONSIBLY
We collaborate with organisations that establish and drive responsible investment practices.
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Rated by the UN PRI on our approach1
Became a UN PRI signatory
Proxy votes made at 9,512 meetings in 20192
OUR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT PROCESS
Putting beliefs into practice
Russell Investments strives to employ a firmwide, holistic, ESG-integrated approach to our investment process.
We encompass responsible investing into our investment manager evaluation process, portfolio management and advisory services, and through implementing proprietary solutions to meet client needs.
Responsible investing policies
RESPONSIBLE INVESTING RESOURCES
Insights and reports
Environment, social and governance risks are financial risks
We share three proof points of the value-add associated with ESG awareness and integration, and analyse the importance of considering ESG risks both in the security selection process and the asset manager selection process.
2020 ESG manager survey: Turning up the volume
Have ESG factors increased or decreased in importance? Our survey of active managers assesses the integration of ESG considerations in investment processes.
How investors can practically incorporate more ESG into their portfolios
Many investors acknowledge and believe in why ESG investing is important and may also understand what ESG incorporation methods are out there. But now the real struggle is how do you begin to incorporate ESG into your portfolio?
Reports and research
1PRI 2020 Assessment Report
2Source: Russell Investments’ Active ownership: 2019 Proxy and engagement report