London Stock Exchange welcomes BlackRock Impact
Earth Day was instigated in 1970 to foster support for environmental protection and to host debates for related policy change. Once a niche market, sustainable investing is exploding; sustainable assets grew approximately 60% between 2012 and 2014, from $8.6 trillion to $13.6 trillion. 1 An increasing number of investors - from major global institutions to individuals - are now investigating options that allow them to both address climate risk in their portfolios and direct capital towards companies that bring about positive societal change.
There is an increasing focus on climate issues, and a complex system of laws and regulations throughout the world has been designed to combat or limit climate change. More than ever, people are adding an essential component to their toolkit to address and advance climate issues – their investments.
BlackRock Impact brings together some of the best of BlackRock, including the same world class analytics and global resources relied on by leading investors across the globe. On April 22nd, the Impact team is hosting a series of client events at stock exchanges in London, New York, Toronto and Singapore to highlight BlackRock’s commitment to sustainable investing.
Deborah Winshel, Global Head of BlackRock Impact said:
“Sustainable investing gives investors the opportunity to do more with their money than simply generate a financial return. At BlackRock, our job is to navigate the sustainable investments for our clients, and help them better understand how their money is being put to work."
1 Source: Source: Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014. Figures include Exclusionary Screens, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), and Impact Investing Strategies