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A quiet revolution has been taking place as environmental, social and governance considerations become firmly embedded in the investment decision making process. As a result asset owners and managers have been moving to integrate ESG into index designs for new mandates on core passive portfolios.

FTSE Russell has more than 15 years of expertise in providing sustainability data, analytics, ratings and indexes covering thousands of companies worldwide. Our sustainability data and index capabilities are designed to help asset owners and managers incorporate their ESG objectives and investment strategies.

 

Our approach

We are your trusted partner to help you integrate sustainability into your investment strategy. Our global team of sustainable investment analysts and researchers provide deep and wide coverage of the sustainability issues that matter to you. This ensures that our products and offerings are:

Relevant

Our products are based on relevant and updated data, calculated using robust methodology and delivered according to your requirements.

Accurate

Our products are designed and maintained by experienced professionals with deep sustainability and industry knowledge.

Reliable

Our products combine academic rigor with practical relevance so that you can use them with confidence to inform your investment process.

Designed for you

Our sustainable indexes and data are produced in partnership with our clients, incorporating your specific sustainability needs and latest market developments.

 

Read the Sustainable Investment data and indexes overview.

 

 

Featured reports and insights

Investing in the global green economy: Busting common myths

FTSE Russell announced the launch of its Green Economy annual trends report 2018 on May 30th 2018, which provides analysis by FTSE Russell on the size, growth and diversification of the green economy.

2018 STEP Change Report

FTSE Russell announced the launch of its Stewardship, Transition and Engagement Program for Change (“STEP Change”) on May 30th 2018 with the first STEP Change report.

Responsible Investor webinar report: Integrating ESG into your passive strategy

FTSE Russell and Responsible Investor convened a high-level webinar in November 2017 to discuss if integration into passive is becoming the new norm. They were joined by two leading asset owners to talk about the rationale behind implementing ESG into passive investing.

You can also view the webinar replay.

Passive Aggressive: Is ESG integration into passive becoming the new norm?

This Insights talks about the quiet revolution that is taking place as asset owners move to integrate ESG into index designs for new mandates on core passive portfolios.

FTSE4Good 15 year anniversary report

This report celebrated the 15th anniversary of the FTSE4Good Index Series by looking at the past, present and future of sustainable investing

Highlights from the Sustainable Investment Forum's asset owner roundtable

FTSE Russell hosted an asset owner roundtable to consider and discuss asset owner perspectives on the past, present and future of sustainable investment

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Green Solutions: Science, Technology and Finance Forum
Market participants hear from global experts about green solutions, in particular science and technology, and how that interacts with finance

Driving better standards in sustainable investment (9:30)
What is STEP Change? A quick look at FTSE Russell’s approach to stewardship, improving disclosure and fostering transparency for the long-term benefit of the market and ultimately the societies we all operate within.

 

Stewardship event: Exploring stewardship and the transition to a sustainable economy (4:01:44)
FTSE Russell hosted a half day forum at the London Stock Exchange to consider the role of investor stewardship and what is required for a transition to a sustainable economy for investors and issuers alike. Keynote speakers included: Hiromichi Mizuno, CIO of GPIF, Gert Dijkstra, Senior Managing Director of APG AM, Jack Ehnes, CEO of CalSTRS, and Professor Rebecca Henderson of Harvard Business School.

Introduction to Drawdown (8:29)
Peggy Liu, chairperson of the, Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) outlines the comprehensive plan proposed to reverse global warming, which ranks the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, providing a framework for allocating resources to tackle this important goal.

 

Development of data capture and machine learning – Part 1 (7:46)
Dr. Ben Caldecott from the University of Oxford addresses the developments in remote sensing, machine learning, and big data and how that will allow society to determine the characteristics and ownership of physical assets, particularly in environmentally impactful sectors such as power generation, manufacturing, and buildings.

 

Integrating new data and technology into financial risk frameworks – Part 2 (7:21)
Dr. Ben Caldecott from the University of Oxford addresses the developments in remote sensing, machine learning, and big data and how that will allow society to determine the characteristics and ownership of physical assets, particularly in environmentally impactful sectors such as power generation, manufacturing, and buildings.

 

Committed emissions data – Part 3 (3:32)
Dr. Ben Caldecott from the University of Oxford addresses the developments in remote sensing, machine learning, and big data and how that will allow society to determine the characteristics and ownership of physical assets, particularly in environmentally impactful sectors such as power generation, manufacturing, and buildings.

 

Practical application of climate data in financial products (9:42)
Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions at FTSE Russell discusses how green data can be integrated into investment approaches to incorporate a climate hedge and gain exposure to emerging opportunity sets. He then discusses some of the practical challenges of climate investing and whether the investment community is going far enough.

 

Green Solutions: Panel discussion (11:30)
Chaired by Jack Ehnes, CEO of CalSTRS the panel was comprised of Peggy Liu, JUCCCE; Dr. Ben Caldecott, University of Oxford and Dan Carson, FTSE Russell.

 
   
FTSE Russell Sustainable Investment Forum
FTSE Russell held a forum on the Past-Present-Future of Sustainable Investing. Market participants from across the globe came together with listed companies to hear about the evolution of investor ESG approaches and where to go from here as an industry.

Fifteen years of benchmarking ESG (12:51)
FTSE Russell’s CEO, Mark Makepeace, at the Sustainable Investment Forum discusses the transition of benchmarking in ESG and how it is now a core part of the investment philosophy and approaches of many asset owners and asset managers in the world.

 

Stewardship, engagement and long-term franchise value (15:52)
Executive Director, Andy Griffiths, reflects on what has been achieved over the last 15 years on stewardship, governance and sustainability, and background on the workings of the Investor Forum

 

FTSE Russell's ESG Ratings and the future (18:01)
David Harris, ESG director at FTSE Russell, looks at how FTSE Russell as an index and data provider has developed its ESG capabilities over 15 years as the market continues to evolve, and delves into the enhanced ESG Ratings and what the independent research shows about companies ‘ ESG practices globally.

 
   

Global asset owner roundtable
Jack Ehnes, CEO of CalSTRS; Enick Wan, CEO of KWAP - the Malaysian Pension Fund; Mark Thompson, CIO of HSBC Pension Fund. Chaired by Amanda Young, Head of Responsible Investments, Standard Life Investments

Past: Learnings of the last decade from CalSTRS (9:39)
During the  FTSE Russell Sustainable Investment Forum, the chair, Amanda Young, asks the CEO of CalSTRS what the fund has learnt over the last 10 years regarding ESG

 

Past: Learnings of the last decade from KWAP  (6:40)
Insights from KWAP, the Malaysian civil servants pension fund, about the challenges faced over the last 10 years when it comes to integrating ESG issues

 

Past: Learnings of the last decade from HSBC Bank Pension Scheme (4:07)
The CIO of HSBC Bank Pension Scheme talks about the fund’s ESG integration journey over the last decade

 

Present: Incorporating principles in the investment process (3:17)
The CEO of CalSTRS discusses what the fund’s current role is in incorporating ESG principles in the investment process

 

Present: The role of benchmark providers (8:05)
HSBC Bank Pension Scheme’s CIO touches on the role of benchmark using their multi-factor climate balanced fund as an example

 

Present: The role of benchmarks in Malaysia (5:43)
The CEO of KWAP speaks about the role of ESG benchmarks and the current investment landscape in Malaysia

 

Future: The next 10 years for Sustainable Investment (7:43)
Global asset owners at the Sustainable Investment Forum roundtable share their views how to respond to the future generations’ needs and where ESG is going for the next 10 years

 

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