SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

Explore the range, understand our methodology, and build a portfolio that matches your goals.

INVESTORS’ TOP 5 ESG CHALLENGES

INVESTORS’ TOP 5 ESG CHALLENGES

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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

FIND THE RIGHT SUSTAINABLE FUND

Start by learning about the different methodologies behind each product range. Or go ahead and explore all our sustainable funds.

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Screened

Filter out certain business activities that pose risks or don't match investor preferences.

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ESG BROAD

Improve the ESG profile of a portfolio versus a benchmark. Includes: Enhanced, SRI, Factors, Fixed income and Multi-asset portfolio.

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ESG THEMATIC

Focus on a specific Environmental, Social or Governance issues.

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IMPACT

Seek to generate measurable sustainable outcomes alongside a financial return.

INVESTING WITH CLIMATE IN MIND

Learn how to reduce exposure to carbon emissions and fossil fuels, or target companies based on climate opportunities.

SFDR: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

The EU Regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”) was published in December 2019 Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and forms part of the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan. The aim of the regulation is to harmonize disclosure standards, creating a common framework for investors to consider a fund’s sustainable credentials and compare funds with respect to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and sustainable investment objectives.


Funds fall into Article 8 or 9 under SFDR:

  • Article 8: Products that promote environmental or social characteristics and underlying investments, follow good governance practices.
  • Article 9: Products that have sustainable investments as an objective and underlying investments, follow good governance practices

SFDR is EU-wide legislation and is being widely embraced by investors as the new standard for reporting on and offering sustainable products.

BlackRock has developed its approach to classification to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) implemented in March 2021. BlackRock classified all funds as Articles 8 or 9 based on our interpretation of the classification. As further EU guidance and legislation is published and implemented — including the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) — this approach will evolve.

Find out which funds BlackRock classifies as Article 8 and 9 using the iShares product screener.

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INVESTMENT STEWARDSHIP AT BLACKROCK

Find out how we advocate for sound corporate governance and sustainable business practices.