Sustainable Investing

At BlackRock, sustainable investing spans a range of strategies that combine traditional investment approaches with environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights to seek long-term risk-adjusted return. We believe sustainability-related issues – ranging from board composition to human capital management to climate change – have real financial impacts.

We are passionate about providing clients a clear picture of how sustainability-related issues affect risk and long-term financial performance.

Larry Fink

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors relevant to a company’s business can provide essential insights into management effectively and thus a company’s long-term prospects.

- Larry Fink
Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Why BlackRock for sustainable investing?

Developing the clearest possible picture of how ESG issues affect risk and long-term return
Integrating sustainability-related insights and data into BlackRock’s investment processes across asset classes and investment sty...
Seeking to deliver sustainable investment solutions that empower clients to achieve their financial objectives.

Explore how we incorporate sustainability

We believe ESG issues have real financial impacts over the long-term. As we work to create better financial futures for clients, we strive to be a leader in the way we incorporate sustainability.

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ESG integration

From BlackRock’s perspective, material sustainability issues can contribute to a company’s long-term financial performance, and thus further incorporating these considerations into the investment research, portfolio construction, and stewardship process can help enhance long- term risk adjusted returns. By expanding access to data, insights and learning on material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in investment processes across our diverse platform, we can become better overall investors.

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Investment stewardship

Our Investment Stewardship efforts, including our direct engagement and voting activities, encourage companies to deliver long-term, sustainable growth and returns for our clients. As a large investor, we are able – and feel a responsibility – to monitor the companies in which we invest and to engage with them constructively and privately where we believe that would help preserve clients’ interests. As a fiduciary investor, BlackRock evaluates how companies manage the material sustainability-related risks and opportunities within their businesses.

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Sustainable solutions

At BlackRock, we define sustainable investing as the combination of traditional investment approaches with ESG insights to help mitigate risk and enhance long-term return. With this in mind, many of our clients turn to BlackRock for sustainable investment solutions.

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Business operations

We believe to deliver the best long-term outcomes for clients and shareholders, we must operate, and invest in, our business with a focus on the long-term. The execution of this strategy is dependent on a strong corporate governance framework.

Governance and board
Our corporate governance framework seeks to support sustainable long-term value creation for our shareholders.
Human capital
As an asset manager, the long-term sustainability of our firm is heavily dependent on our people.
Environmental sustainability
We support the long-term sustainability of our firm and the environment in which we and our clients live and operate.
Public policy
As a part of our fiduciary duty, we advocate for public policies that we believe are in our clients’ long-term interests.
Risk management
Our Risk and Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group promotes BlackRock as a leader in risk management by providing oversight to help id...
Tariq Fancy
Managing Director, BlackRock Sustainable Investing Research
Michelle Edkins
Managing Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship
Brian Deese
Managing Director, BlackRock Sustainable Investing Investment Strategy