RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

We reflect what matters most to you and your investment goals through a robust, integrated process.

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.

Responsible investing

OUR APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

Our four 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.

In addition to the beliefs, we have formal policies related to responsible investment, climate and sustainability risks.

BELIEF

1

ESG factors

ESG factors impact security prices. These factors can vary by company, industry, and region and their importance can vary through time.

BELIEF

2

A deep understanding

A deep understanding of how ESG factors impact security prices is value-adding to a skilful investment process.

BELIEF

3

Embedding ESG

Embedding ESG considerations into a firm's culture and processes improves the likelihood of prolonged and successful investing.

BELIEF

4

Active ownership

Active ownership of securities is an effective tool for improving investment outcomes.

OUR COMMITMENT TO INVESTING RESPONSIBLY

We collaborate with organisations that establish and drive responsible investment practices.

UK RI New Signatory

A / A+

Rated by the UN PRI on our approach1

2009

Became a UN PRI signatory

92,902

Proxy votes made at 9,512 meetings in 20192

Russell Investments is recognised again by RIAA as a Responsible Investment Leader 2021.

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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

Why ESG matters to investors and investing

We believe investing should have sustainable practices embedded within a strategy—with sustainable performance as a primary outcome objective. Investors can incorporate ESG into their investments in a variety of ways, and all of them can accomplish the duality of values and value.

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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.  






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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?


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Reports and research




 

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1PRI 2020 Assessment Report

2Source: Russell Investments’ Active ownership: 2019 Proxy and engagement report