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

Responsible investing is intelligent investing

Choose a partner with conviction and impact

Whether you’re driven by personal or stakeholder values, aim to mitigate risk or need to comply with regulation – our approach to responsible investing integrates what matters most to you. Learn about our best practices for responsible investing and how we integrate ESG.

Four beliefs

A sound awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and a robust process are integral for responsible investing. In our view, they can help deliver strong investment returns and meet objectives over the long-term.



ESG factors

ESG factors

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



A deep understanding

A deep understanding

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



Embedding ESG

Embedding ESG

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



Active ownership

Active ownership

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

We believe responsible investing and performance can be complementary. Our responsible investing approach aims to capture the right exposure without jeopardising return.

Putting beliefs into practice

We incorporate responsible investing in our investment manager evaluation process, our portfolio management, our advisory services, and through implementing proprietary solutions to meet client needs.

Portfolio management process

Managers and products are evaluated, ranked and surveyed one by one. As such, our portfolio managers select managers and products with full knowledge of their ESG metrics and how ESG is implemented.

Our 2018 ESG survey

ESG research and metrics

We research and report active manager ranks and metrics and have developed proprietary metrics for our direct investing capabilities.

This includes our DECARBONISATION 2.0 investing approach and our MATERIAL ESG SCORING SYSTEM.

Culture and processes

Sustainable practices are incorporated into our own business just as we ask our managers to do. We are members of numerous industry associations and as a result of our integrated approach, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) awarded us an A in 2018.

PRI assessment explained

Active ownership

Russell Investments believes voting is a part of a share’s value-creation process. We are active owners of all our holdings and focus on specific ESG actions within our engagement activities. View the 2017 ENGAGEMENT REPORT and our latest RESPONSIBLE INVESTING REPORT for the Multi-Asset Growth Fund.

Our dedicated team is here to help you with your responsible investments needs and what matters most to you.

Any opinion expressed is that of Russell Investments, is not a statement of fact, is subject to change and does not constitute investment advice.

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount originally invested.


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