Responsible investing is intelligent investing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 it is implemented.
ESG research and metrics
We research and report active manager ranks and metrics and have developed proprietary metrics for our direct investing capabilities.
Culture and processes
Sustainable practices are incorporated into our own business just as we ask our managers to do.
We believe 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.
Climate Change Policy
Russell Investments' policy is to research, measure, report and consider climate change risk and opportunities as integral parts of our investing practice, our active ownership, and our business operations. Our measures, reported metrics, and consideration of climate risk and opportunities are integrated into our sub-advisor research and selection, portfolio management, advice, proxy voting and shareholder engagement, and day-to-day business.
Related blog posts
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May 6, 2020
Doing well while doing good: Where value and values can intersect
Leola Ross, Ningning Wang
We believe it's possible to deliver strong performance and ESG-related outcomes. Here's a profile of a few securities that, by our measures, have accomplished both.
April 21, 2020
In the midst of COVID-19, don't forget about Earth Day
The health of our planet depends upon responsible investing. On Earth Day and every day, it has our full support.
Environmental, Social, Governance (esg)
April 14, 2020
ESG considerations in fixed income
While ESG was initially a hot topic for equity investors, fixed income market investors are quickly catching up. In this post, we aim to share some key ESG integration trends we see among the fixed income market participants.
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Policy documentsClimate change policy
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