Russell Investments recognizes the importance of Responsible Investment (RI) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. The issues not only affect our clients’ investments and financial security; they also impact our business and the communities in which we live and work. Reflecting our commitment to these issues, we have been a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)1 since 2009.

In this paper, we discuss ESG integration in our investment process and custom client solutions. We outline a few of the innovative ways we have supported clients in reaching their RI goals with the following case studies:

Case study 1: Reducing relative carbon footprint by leveraging our quantitative investment capabilities
Case study 2: Active multi-region global equity portfolio via a positive ESG score tilt
Case study 3: Impact investing based on the client’s specific RI beliefs

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1 United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investing.