How to invest sustainably

Investors large and small are adopting a sustainable approach to pursuing their financial goals. At BlackRock, we break down sustainable investing into four categories.

Screened Investing
Exclusionary Screens
Eliminate exposures to companies or sectors that pose certain risks or violate an investor's values.
ESG Investing
ESG Broad
Evaluate companies based on their environmental, social and governance business practices to identify risks and opportunities.
Thematic Investing
ESG Thematic
Focus on a particular environmental, social or governance issue.
Impact Investing
Impact
Seek to achieve a measurable sustainable outcome alongside a financial return.

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 are seeking 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.

Sustainable funds

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BlackRock index investments

The iShares range of sustainable funds is one of the broadest in the industry, covering a comprehensive spectrum of exposures and outcomes.

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