SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

Find out why sustainable investing matters and how to get started.

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Sustainable Investing

THREE BIG REASONS TO INVEST SUSTAINABLY

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That's how many sustainable equity funds beat their Morningstar category average in 20201.

Sustainable funds have the potential to outperform non-sustainable funds. Environmental, Sustainable and Governance (ESG) funds have proven resilient in the face of change.

$600B

The total cost of 'billion-dollar' weather and climate disasters in the U.S. exceeded $600B over the past 5 years3.

"We know that climate risk is investment risk. But we also believe the climate transition presents a historic investment opportunity." An extract from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's 2021 Letter to CEOs, where he talks in detail about the importance of sustainable investing.

Carbon emissions reduction:

43,441 mi

$1M invested in ESGU implies 43,441 miles not driven by car in one year6.

When you invest sustainably you could make a real impact. For example, $1M invested in iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (ESGU) implies an annual reduction of carbon emissions equivalent to 43,441 miles driven by an average passenger car.

SUSTAINABLE FUNDS

FIND A SUSTAINABLE FUND THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR INVESTMENT GOALS

Select your primary investment goal, then explore the corresponding fund range.

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SEEK TO REDUCE
CONTROVERSY
Our ESG Screened funds let you exclude certain business activities that pose risks or don't match investor preferences.
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STRIKE
A BALANCE
With ESG Aware funds, you can seek a similar risk and return to the broad market, with a more sustainable outcome.
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PRIORITIZE
ESG
Select our ESG Advanced funds to prioritize higher ESG-rated companies, while screening out controversial activities.
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FOCUS ON
A THEME
Select Thematic ESG funds to focus on specific environmental, social or governance issues.
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SEE
THE IMPACT
With Impact funds, you can seek to generate measurable sustainable outcomes alongside a financial return.
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THINK CLIMATE

Learn how to reduce exposure to heavy carbon emitters, or target companies based on climate risks and opportunities.

Filter all sustainable funds using your own criteria.

SUSTAINABLE INVESTING 101






Sustainable investing means combining traditional security analysis with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) insights. The acronym ESG describes the metrics that drive sustainable security selection. For example:

ENVIRONMENTAL

• Climate Change
• Natural Resource Use
• Pollution & Waste
• Clean Tech

SOCIAL

• Human liability
• Product Liability
• Data Privacy
• Health & Safety

GOVERNANCE

• Accounting practices
• Ownership & Control
• Board Independence
• Ethics

Investing for a sustainable future can be simple. To get started, visit our starter kit page for guidance. If you are a financial professional, visit Advisor Center for an in-depth look at sustainable.

INSIGHTS

SPECIAL REPORT: A SEA CHANGE IN GLOBAL INVESTING

Find out how climate change could have an impact on investors around the world, as well as how climate risks and opportunities can be incorporated into portfolios.

Investment stewardship at BlackRock

Delivering on our commitment to a more sustainable future. Discover how we take actions and put sustainable stewardship in place.