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ESG and Cash

Working for today, and tomorrow.

In our view, sustainable investing is about investing in progress and recognizing that companies solving 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.

Our impact on emissions

BlackRock will use at least 5% of the net revenue from its management fee from LEAF to purchase and then retire carbon offsets.

  • A carbon offset is the reduction in emissions of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases from the environment. These offsets, used to counteract emissions made elsewhere around the world, come in many forms, including renewable energy and reforestation projects.

  • BlackRock intends to purchase Certified Emission Reduction (CER) units (i.e., a carbon credit/offset) through the Adaptation Fund and its trustee, the International Bank for Reconstruction (World Bank). These CERs will subsequently be retired through an authorized registry organization.

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.
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Demographic shifts
A new and more diverse generation of investors can seek sustainable solutions for the heart of their investment portfolios.
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Government policies
Evolving government policy is prompting large institutions around the world to put capital towards sustainable investments.
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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?

Partnership with World Wildlife Fund
Supporting World Wildlife Fund
BlackRock is pleased to make an annual contribution to help further the global conservation efforts of World Wildlife Fund, a leading environmental non-profit organization
Incorporating ESG into security selection process
Incorporating ESG into security selection process
Defining exactly where and how material sustainability insights are integrated into our investment process
Enhancing core credit research
Enhancing core credit research
Evaluating the best resources, data and tools available which highlight ESG insights for our given investment universe

WWF® and ©1986 Panda Symbol are owned by WWF. All rights reserved. LEAF® and its underlying investments are not endorsed by WWF.  WWF bears no responsibility for, or role in, managing or administering the Fund or choosing any investments thereunder.

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 job 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 accomplish more with their dollars.

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

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Chairman and CEO, BlackRock Larry Fink

This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy.


This information does not constitute investment advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell in any securities or BlackRock funds, nor shall any securities be offered or sold to any person in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Moreover, it neither constitutes an offer to enter into an investment agreement with the recipient of this document nor an invitation to respond to it by making an offer to enter into an investment agreement.


The environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations discussed herein may affect portfolio management’s decision to invest in certain companies or industries, and the investment team may forgo certain investment opportunities. The performance results may therefore be lower than other portfolios that do not apply similar ESG considerations to their investment process.


You should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The Fund’s prospectus and, if available summary prospectus, contain this and other information about the Fund and are available by calling our Client Service Center at 800-441-7450 or by visiting Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.



You could lose money by investing in the Liquid Environmentally Aware Fund (LEAF®) or the Wealth Liquid Environmentally Aware Fund (WeLEAF). Because the share price of the Fund will fluctuate, when you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you originally paid for them. The Fund may impose a fee upon sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Fund's liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.


The Fund is actively managed, and the portfolio characteristics are subject to change.

Neither BlackRock nor its affiliates provide tax advice. Please note that (i) any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained in this communication cannot be used by you for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties; (ii) this communication was written to support the promotion or marketing of the matters addressed herein; and (iii) you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.


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