Responsible investing is intelligent investing
We reflect what matters most to you and your investment goals through a robust, integrated process.
Russell Investments believe that a sound awareness of ESG factors and a robust process can help to deliver strong investment returns and meet objectives over the long-term. To reflect this, we have developed a set of four beliefs upon which our responsible investing practice is founded.
Our approach to responsible investing
Responsible investing is integrated into all areas of our business:
Portfolio management process
Translating your values into investment returns
We research and rank thousands of investment products on their ability to add value to portfolios, and we integrate an ESG score into the manager ranks. As such, all manager reviews include an assessment of how ESG is implemented within the investment managers’ policy, process, awareness and offering. We also regularly survey managers and calculate our funds’ ESG and carbon metrics for use by our analysts and portfolio managers.View responsible investing solutions
Insights and research
Looking actively towards the future
Our research actively looks towards the future. To understand how best to add long-value for clients, we evaluate manager products both on an individual basis and an industry basis. We advocate for best practices in specialised products such as low-carbon portfolios, governance-driven strategies, green bonds and impact investing. This helps to continually improve our own product offerings in these areas and offer best-in-class strategies.Visit the research library
Stewardship and active ownership
Part of the value creation process
Russell Investments believe voting is a part of a share’s value-creation process. We aim to improve the long-term investment outcomes of assets through our active stewardship and voting policy by promoting four core principles: transparency, accountability, independence and long-term value. As stewards, we monitor the effectiveness of company management on an ongoing basis. As share owners, we aim to exert influence on corporate governance, social and environmental practices through our votes.Proxy voting policies and procedures
Proxy voting guidelines
Engagement report 2017
Engagement report 2016
UK Stewardship Code Statement
Voting summary for the MAGS fund
As a result of our integrated approach, the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) awarded us an A+ in 2017. We provide education throughout the year and are involved with advising governments and industry bodies around the world. As part of this, we are members of numerous industry associations such as the Global Carbon Disclosure Project, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and the Investor Group on Climate Change.Read the full PRI report
Read the transparency report
If you want to learn more about Russell Investments’ approach to responsible investing, call us now on +44 (0) 20 7024 6400 or email Jim Leggate.