Mercer

Responsible Investment


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    "THE BEST TIME TO PLANT A TREE
    WAS 20 YEARS AGO. THE SECOND-BEST TIME
    IS NOW."

    Old proverb


BELIEFS & POLICY

  • Board education
  • Beliefs workshops
  • Policy development

PROCESSES

  • Proxy voting & engagement
  • Climate change & asset allocation

PORTFOLIO

  • Mercer’s ESG Ratings 
  • Sustainability themed opportunities  
     

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CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY

Building on our seminal 2011 study and follow-up paper that went ‘through the looking glass’ to examine how investors applied the findings, Mercer is undertaking a new study to identify forward-looking scenarios to help guide investors on how to make their investment portfolios more resilient to the financial risks posed by climate change.

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More Than 6,000 ESG-Rated Strategies

Mercer is currently the only investment consultancy assigning explicit ratings on ESG by strategy, as part of its manager research process.

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Responsible Investment (RI) integrates environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks and opportunities, along with the exercise of active ownership (voting and engagement), given these can have a material impact on long-term risks and returns. Consequently, a sustainable investment approach, which considers such risks and opportunities, is preferred. Our RI specialists provide advice and conduct innovative research to mitigate portfolio risk, demonstrate active ownership, and construct portfolios targeting long-term returns and sustainable growth.  The team also helps investors seeking to align their organisation’s values and investment allocations.

A FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT GROWTH

Mercer’s Investment Framework for Sustainable Growth outlines how we work with our clients in each stage of the investment process, from beliefs and policy, to processes and portfolio. Refer left for more details on what we can offer at each stage and to find out more information.

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

Mercer has been leading the field in sustainable investing since 2004. It has a long history of innovative research, for example: examining climate change and strategic asset allocation implications in our seminal 2011 study (soon to be revisited); championing governance, as with our 2013 report on long-term shareholders and loyalty-driven securities; and as the only investment consultancy assigning explicit ESG ratings to enable clients to easily integrate ESG across asset class strategies. Download these and more examples below. 

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Wake Up! No investor, government or economy can afford to ignore investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure and technologies that reduce water consumption, waste and emissions as Helga Birgden, Leader of Mercer’s Asia Pacific Responsible Investment Team, explains.


Related Resources

Sustainable Opportunities - A New Wave of Growth and Income Possibilities 

Climate Change Scenarios - Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation 

Behaving Like An Owner: Plugging Investment Chain Leakages 

Fair Capitalism: A Manifesto for Change 

Building a Long-term Shareholder Base: Assessing the Potential of Loyalty-driven Securities 

The Evolution of Responsible Investment 

 

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Connect with us

GLOBAL
  • Jane Ambachtsheer

    Toronto

    Email

    +1 416 868 2659

ASIA PACIFIC
  • Helga Birgden

    Melbourne

    Email

    +61 3 9623 5524

EUROPE
  • Aled Jones

    London

    Email

    +44 20 7178 3594

NORTH AMERICA
  • Ryan Pollice

    Toronto

    Email

    +1 416 868 8857

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