Climate Action

ESG Investing Combining Performance and Impact in Fixed Income

While ESG is at the top of many institutional investors’ agendas today, the focus has primarily been on the equity portion of their investments; but this is changing. Investors are now putting more thought into how to successfully embed ESG into their fixed income investments. We outline the approaches investors can take to integrate ESG into fixed income investments, what the challenges are and how State Street Global Advisors can help.

08 July 2020

ESG Index Construction - A Tool to Build Sustainable Capital Markets

Investors are increasingly interested in incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their portfolios — including in policy benchmarks. Yet the ongoing lack of ESG market infrastructure means that not all ESG indices are created equally. In this paper, we examine the Bloomberg SASB ESG Index family as a case study of key considerations facing investors interested in ESG indices.

06 July 2020

What’s Next? Why ESG is More Relevant than Ever

The popularity of ESG investment strategies has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and we expect this trend to continue. In particular, we will see an increasing focus on climate and green bond investing as investors seek to mitigate climate risks and have a positive real-world impact.

29 June 2020

Targeted sustainability

More than ever, investors recognize the risks and opportunities associated with the low carbon transition and are incorporating a wider set of considerations, including carbon, green revenues and ESG assessments into their decision making.

24 June 2020