Culture and process
We research and rank thousands of investment products on their ability to add meaningful value to portfolios. The ESG disaggregated rank, like all disaggregated ranks, contributes to the overal manager rank.
Russell Investments' people and values are the foundation of our company and the reason for our long-term success.
Sustainability risk management
We only select actively managed investment products with the highest overall ranks. As well, our products may include ESG-related themes.
Our portfolio manager team has developed a Sustainability Risks Policy and Practice to complement and enhance our world-class portfolio and risk.
We aim to improve the long-term investment outcomes of assets through active ownership, focusing intensely on four core principles: transparency, accountability, independence and long-term value.
These principles have informed our selected engagement themes of environmental stewardship, climate risk reporting, cyber safety, diversity, corporate best practices, board independence and accountability, and aligned compensation practices.
We regularly collaborate with our engagement partners, Sustainalytics and Climate Action 100+. Furthermore, we have been active signatories or members to multiple trade organisations dedicated to promoting responsibility through investing. These include PRI (Principles for Responsible Investing), since 2009, where we consistently earn A+ ratings on strategy and governance, TCFD, since 2019, ICI, IIGCC, CCIT, SIFMA and CFA Society.
Our researchers continually develop and refine ESG-related strategies such as, Decarbonisation 2.0, impact investing and ESG-themed solutions.
Our internal reporting and oversight includes multiple industry-standard metrics, along with our own proprietary metrics such as the Material ESG Score. To continually expand our metrics and reporting, we partner with multiple data providers including, Sustainalytics, MSCI, SASB, Carbonne 4, and CDP.
We regularly survey managers and calculate multiple ESG-related metrics across a number of asset classes for use by our analysts and portfolio managers.
We have and continue to devote material research expertise to developing climate-change investment solutions.
We believe that diversity and inclusion in the workplace drive better performance. Diversity is an integral part of our long-term growth and adds richness to our culture and value to our community.
Diversity and inclusion
Reducing our impact on the environment is a vital consideration in all of our activities.
Sustainability work practices
Community matters to us. Our commitment to community is one of our core values and we are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work.