ESG and Cash: Working for today, and tomorrow.

In our view, sustainable investing is about investing in progress and recognizing that companies seeking to solve the world’s biggest challenges may be best positioned to grow. It is about pioneering better ways of doing business, and creating the momentum to encourage more and more people to opt in to the future we're working to create.

Through the combination of traditional investment approaches with environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights, investors ranging from global institutions to individuals can take a sustainable approach to pursuing their investment goals.

The growth of sustainable investing

Sustainable investing is growing across a wide range of investors. The demand is being driven by a number of trends.
Demographic shifts
Demographic shifts
A new and more diverse generation of investors can seek sustainable solutions for the heart of their investment portfolios.
Government policies
Government policies
Evolving government policy is prompting large institutions around the world to put capital towards sustainable investments.
Evolving views on risk
Evolving views on risk
Improving quality and availability of ESG data can help investors identify previously hidden risks and opportunities.

Why BlackRock Cash Management for sustainable investing?

Integrating ESG into the investment process
BlackRock is integrating sustainability-related insights and data into the Cash investment processes to promote a more informed investment decision.
Innovative ESG and Cash solutions
The ICS LEAF series incorporate exclusionary screens and a portion of the revenue of the funds are used to purchase carbon offsets.
Enhanced core credit research
Combining data, ESG risk metrics and ratings provided by independent research vendors to contribute to BlackRock’s investment process.

There is no guarantee that a positive investment outcome will be achieved.

BlackRock’s commitment

BlackRock is committed to sustainable outcomes and long-term value for our firm and our clients. Our intention is to maintain and act upon a long-term view in the way we conduct our business, invest, serve our clients and give back to the communities in which we and our clients live and work.

First and foremost, our objective is to help grow our clients’ assets. In doing so, our investment platform, technology, and risk analytics enable us to identify and offer exposure to attractive sustainable investment opportunities, helping investors identify long-term investing opportunities to seek to accomplish more with their assets.

A company's ability to manage environmental, social, and governance matters demonstrates the leadership and good governance that is so essential to sustainable growth.

Larry Fink
Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Risks 

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

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Changes in the rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to diminish or increase. Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially. Levels and basis of taxation may change from time to time.

Fund-Specific Risks

Short-Term Money Market Funds do not generally experience extreme price variations. Changes in interest rates will impact the Fund. Standard Money Market Funds do not generally experience extreme price variations. Changes in interest rates will impact the Fund. Levels of credit risk are affected by longer weighted average maturity and weighted average life of the Fund.

Counterparty Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Fund to financial loss.

Credit Risk: The issuer of a financial asset held within the Fund may not pay income or repay capital to the Fund when due.

Accumulating Share Class Risk (Accumulating and Accumulating T0 Share Classes): On any day where the net return (i.e. return less costs and expenses) of the Fund is negative an Accumulating Share Class of the fund will see a decrease in the NAV per Share.

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