1Source: BlackRock, GBI, as of 31 January 2023. For illustrative purposes only.
Despite this strong growth, sustainable indexing remains an evolving category raising questions for investors. At iShares, we believe in debunking the common myths associated with this investment approach and providing investors with the facts to understand how to align their portfolio to their sustainable investing goals.
Sustainable investing lacks a standard methodology; there are no clear standards for building a sustainable portfolio.
There are several common approaches to sustainable investing. Indexing is one method that can help align an investment approach with sustainability goals. This requires identifying an index that reflects an investor’s objectives. For example, some indices may focus on excluding issuers or business activities with specified characteristics, while other indices may focus on including companies with best-in-class or improved sustainability characteristics.
Tracking an appropriate rules-based index is a clear approach to building a sustainable portfolio. In order to incorporate sustainable considerations, indices aim to utilise rules-based, consistent, and transparent methodologies to benchmark, measure, and manage exposure to environmental, social and governance risk, while also identifying sustainable investment opportunities.
iShares seeks to provide investors with choice in line with their specific investment goals. Across the sustainable investing spectrum, investors can use environmental, social and / or governance data to inform their portfolio allocations and, through certain types of sustainability indices, also seek to achieve long-term sustainability outcomes, in line with each product’s specific investment objective.
To find out how iShares can help you with your sustainable index investing journey through access, choice and clarity, search ‘iShares sustainable’
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