Sustainable investing in 80 seconds

From ESG to impact, sustainable investing can mean different things to different people. In this video we cover the basics of sustainable investing in under 1.5 minutes.

John McKinley
John McKinley
Director, BlackRock Sustainable Investing Team
April 2018

Capital at Risk: All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

Sustainable investing with iShares ETFs

For those wishing to invest sustainably, and willing to take on the associated risks, ETFs can help provide efficient, transparent market access. With a wide range of products tracking sustainable indices, ETFs could offer a convenient and cost-efficient way to incorporate sustainable considerations into a portfolio.

Investors can usually identify sustainable investment companies by their PRI Seal. The UN’s PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) is an investor initiative in partnership with the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative which encourages signatories to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks. It lays out six voluntary and aspirational investment principles that offer guidance and support to its international network of signatories into incorporating ESG issues into investment and ownership decisions. Signatories undertake to uphold six principles for integrating ESG factors into their analysis and investment practices and to demand that companies adhere to these principles.

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