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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.


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Featured reports and insights

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

Video gallery

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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