Invest for more

Invest for more

With sustainability rapidly becoming the new investment standard, investors require the right tools to evolve their portfolios. BlackRock Global Impact Fund gives investors the opportunity to access differentiated source of alpha* while investing in companies generating an impact on people and the planet.

This is achieved through the fund’s dual objectives:

BlackRock Global Impact Fund seeks to maximise  long-term total returns, seeking to outperform  MSCI ACWI** through active investment in global companies whose core business products or services  are addressing the world’s greatest social and  environmental problems as identified by the UN  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

* active return on investment
** MSCI All Country World Index

Why this fund?

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

1. Returns with impact outcomes
The world’s greatest problems offer investment opportunities to drive returns while delivering positive social and environmental impact.

2. Portfolio diversification benefits
Exposure to disruptive innovation across impact themes, global regions, business maturity and market cap, united by real world impact.

3. Long-term partnership approach
The fund employs a long-term partnership and engagement approach to drive value and measurable impact over time.

Key features

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Our impact strategy is initiated from the identification of a proprietary universe of over 600 impact companies. These companies have been vetted to meet our stringent impact criteria of Materiality1, Additionality2 and Measurability3. The concentrated Fund invests in 40-50 companies from the universe that the team believes to have strong long-term, financial returns potential in excess of the broader market.

Global Impact Fund.

1 A majority of revenues or business activity advances one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals or targets.
2 A company’s offerings will help address a specific need that is unlikely to be met by other agents.
3 The company’s impact must be quantifiable.

Impact reporting gives clients insight into the impact their investment is having on society and the planet. The investment team partners closely with independent impact experts, including Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Impact Management Project (IMP) and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Impact reports at both company and fund level are made available to all who invest into the fund.

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BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors, with commitment to investment excellence and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. In pursuit of this, a focus on long-term sustainability is embedded across our business. From integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into our investment processes, to creating positive social impact by serving the communities in which we operate, we are dedicated to helping clients, employees, shareholders and communities achieve long-term, financial well-being. As of 31 December 2019, the firm managed approximately US$7.43 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

1. We have a $60 billion platform of dedicated sustainable investment solutions that align capital with certain behaviors, activities or outcomes via ESG, thematic, and impact approaches.

2. This includes over $40 billion in clean energy investments for clients who wish to access the green and energy transition sectors.

3. We also have $500 billion in investment solutions that eliminate exposures to certain sectors or activities through screened solutions.

*Source: BlackRock, as at March 2020.
The ESG considerations discussed herein may affect an investment team’s decision to invest in certain companies or industries from time to time. Results may differ from portfolios that do not apply similar ESG considerations to their investment process.

The Impact Investing Team, led by Eric Rice, Portfolio Manager, has 80+ years industry experience. The team follows a robust investment process underpinned by identification and approval of each business within the parameters of the UN’s SDGs, building a high barrier for impact.

The Active Equity Impact Team is supported by:

BlackRock Sustainable Investing
29 BlackRock Sustainable Investing experts
Active Equity investment
260 Active Equity investment professionals
BlackRock Investment Stewardship
44-member BlackRock Investment Stewardship
BlackRock Investment Institute
BlackRock Investment Institute macro research
Dedicated Risk and Quantitative Analysis division
Dedicated Risk and Quantitative Analysis division

Source: BlackRock, as at 30 March 2020.
For illustrative purposes only. Subject to change.

Global Impact Fund

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. The investor 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.

Risk warnings

 Fund specific risks for BlackRock Global Impact Fund, a sub-fund of BlackRock Funds I ICAV.

Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater ‘Liquidity Risk’, restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund.

Derivatives may be highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.

Frontier markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed and emerging markets. Other factors include greater ‘Liquidity Risk’, restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund.

There may be larger fluctuations to the value of your investment and increased risk of losing your capital.

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.

 Liquidity Risk

 Lower liquidity means there are insufficient buyers or sellers to allow the Fund to sell or buy investments readily.

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For investors in Austria

For further information, the prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, annual report and semi annual report can be obtained free of charge in hardcopy form from the Austrian paying agent: Unicredit Bank Austria AG, Julius Tandler Platz 3, 1090 Vienna.

For investors in Finland

The prospectus (in English language) and KIID (in Finnish language) are available at BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited.

For investors in the Netherlands

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For investors in Germany 

This is a financial promotion. For further information, the prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, annual report and semi annual report can be obtained free of charge in hardcopy form from the German information centre : BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited German Branch, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Landstraße 2 4, 60306 Frankfurt am Main.The paying agent in Germany is J.P. Morgan AG, CIB / Investor Services Trustee & Fiduciary, Taunustor 1 (Taunus Turm ), D 60310 Frankfurt am Main.

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For investors in Spain

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For investors in Switzerland  

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