There is growing demand — and greater opportunity — to bring together social or environmental impact and financial results.
Source: Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014. Figures include Exclusionary Screens, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), and Impact Investing Strategies. Stated percentages are compound annual growth rates.
More and more investors — from major global institutions to individual investors — are looking to achieve their financial goals and fulfill obligations in a way that delivers a long-term, positive impact on the world.
The number and diversity of investors responding to these opportunities are on the rise for a range of reasons:
A new generation of investors seek to put their money to work with purpose.
Constituencies and beneficiaries are increasingly pushing for more when it comes to responsible investments.
Heightened interest and continuous innovation are leading ways into sustainability driven industries.
Leaders are driving investment in renewables and reporting on social and environmental risks.
BlackRock Impact focuses on three key sustainable investing segments:
Exclusionary Screens, ESG Factors and Impact Targets.
Avoiding exposures that conflict with your social objectives
Excluding companies or sectors that are not aligned with your values or mission, such as fossil fuels, tobacco or weapons.
Focusing on companies that adopt your social and financial objectives
Investing in companies with strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance along broad or narrow sustainability themes and integrating ESG factors into the investment process.
Targeting outcomes that advance your social and financial objectives
Investing with the intention of targeting measurable impact outcomes and financial returns.
BlackRock Impact brings together some of the best of BlackRock, including the same world class analytics and global resources relied on by leading investors around the globe, to help you put your money to work for purpose and performance.
By taking advantage of our industry thought leadership, we help set standards of reporting and transparency for sustainable investments by engaging with companies and market participants.
By capitalizing on our proprietary analytical platform, our models help where data is not publicly available. We can then focus on both the social and financial returns of our investments so clients can better understand how their money is being put to work.
By leveraging our collective market intelligence, which consists of over a thousand investment experts1 around the world, we can identify sectors, companies and innovations that will drive long-term value.
By deploying our institutional-quality portfolio construction expertise, we help clients match the most promising opportunities to their obligations and goals – both social and financial.
"Sustainable investing gives investors the opportunity to do more with their money than simply generate a financial return. At BlackRock, our job is to navigate the sustainable investments for our clients, and help them better understand how their money is being put to work."
BlackRock Impact offers a number of solutions for investors across our three key segments: Exclusionary Screens, ESG Factors and Impact Targets.
Fossil fuel screens
Clean energy weighted
Low carbon optimized
Low carbon weighted
Broad public equity impact
Contact your BlackRock Representative or Financial Advisor to learn more about BlackRock Impact.