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Sustainability goes mainstream

BlackRock recently surveyed clients around the world, representing US$25 trillion in assets under management, to understand the shift towards sustainable assets and how the pandemic may affect it. Our findings were clear: The tectonic shift towards sustainable investing is accelerating.
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Helping our clients invest sustainably

Our survey revealed that sustainability considerations are increasingly becoming a central aspect of our clients’ investment approaches. Read our update on our 2020 sustainability progress.
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  • Sustainability through stewardship

    We're committed to ensuring that the companies our clients are invested in have sound governance and business practices. Our new report outlines BlackRock's investment stewardship approach to sustainability and the actions we've taken.
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  • Adapting to uncertainty

    We investigate the impact of COVID-19 on wealth managers in Europe.
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  • Water causes risks to portfolios

    1 in 4 people globally live in regions at risk of water scarcity – where demand exceeds supply.1 This creates a financial risk that we believe investors are overlooking.
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  • We stand for racial equality

    BlackRock is taking action to advance racial equity and inclusion.
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  • Helping our clients invest sustainably

    In January, we made a commitment to help our clients achieve their sustainable investing goals.
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  • How the virus shock changes our strategic asset views

    The impact from the virus shock on fundamentals over coming years has helped drive a change in our long-term asset views.
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  • Coronavirus shocks growth

    We believe near-term impact of the pandemic on growth may be greater than in 2008 but impact over time may be less severe.
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  • Sustainability is fundamentally reshaping finance

    Climate change is driving a profound reassessment of risk and we anticipate significant reallocation of capital.
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  • Putting sustainability at the centre of how we invest

    Sustainability-integrated portfolios can help investors pursue their financial goals.
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Our response to COVID-19
During this unprecedented crisis, our conviction in our purpose – to help more and more people experience financial well-being – is stronger than ever. BlackRock has taken action to continue delivering for our clients, stay connected with our shareholders, support employee well-being, and provide relief for the communities in which we operate.
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Our response to COVID-19

Why BlackRock is integrating sustainability

Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Head of BlackRock Switzerland, on BlackRock’s approach to integrating sustainability into all aspects of investment management.

Alternative investments
We believe a complex and rapidly changing world demands a new approach to portfolio construction, one that delivers portfolios which are built to be resilient. Alternatives can play a key role in building such portfolios.
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Where we stand

Sustainable solutions
Sustainable solutions
We build products that can do more than help grow your money. Align your investments to your values with funds that support sustainable, well-governed organisations.
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate sustainability
We put an unwavering focus on long-term sustainability and ensure it is embedded across our entire business.

Investment Stewardship
Investment stewardship
We engage with companies to inform our voting and promote sound corporate governance that is consistent with sustainable, long-term value creation.

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