In the coming years, Responsible Investing will just be how we all invest. Understanding how Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors impact security prices and portfolio structure will be integrated into the entire industry. As we move toward this inevitable reality, Russell Investments is developing best practices for our process, our portfolios and our clients. Russell Investments’ responsible practice draws directly from our responsible investing policy and beliefs. These incorporate decisions from asset and manager selection, from direct investing to reporting formats, from asset allocations to dynamic tilts, from our internal policies and practices to industry collaboration.
In this paper, we review the many ways we are developing this practice as they are drawn specifically from our responsible investing beliefs, just as our responsible investing policy was developed.