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An index solution for every sustainable investor.

From eliminating certain exposures to focusing on the companies that are enabling the transition to a low carbon economy, there are many different ways to incorporate sustainable investing into the core of your portfolio.

The iShares range of sustainable funds covers a comprehensive spectrum of exposures and outcomes.

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Ranging from funds which take a direct climate approach by allocating capital to companies or governments showing commitments and action on climate change, to funds which take an indirect climate approach such as reducing capital allocated to high carbon emitters.

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Focused on reduced carbon emission and positive climate impact, this fund range seeks to maximise positive climate impacts.

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INVESTING WITH CLIMATE IN MIND

Learn how to reduce exposure to carbon emissions and fossil fuels, or target companies based on climate opportunities.

SFDR: A BRIEF OVERVIEW



The EU Regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”) was published in December 2019 Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and forms part of the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan. The aim of the regulation is to harmonize disclosure standards, creating a common framework for investors to consider a fund’s sustainable credentials and compare funds with respect to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and sustainable investment objectives.


Funds fall into Article 8 or 9 under SFDR:

  • Article 8: Products that promote environmental or social characteristics and underlying investments, follow good governance practices.
  • Article 9: Products that have sustainable investments as an objective and underlying investments, follow good governance practices.


SFDR is EU-wide legislation and is being widely embraced by investors as the new standard for reporting on and offering sustainable products.



BlackRock has developed its approach to classification to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) implemented in March 2021. BlackRock classified all funds as Articles 8 or 9 based on our interpretation of the classification. As further EU guidance and legislation is published and implemented — including the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) — this approach will evolve.