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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

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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PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABLE RETURNS

This companion piece to our Framework for Sustainable Investment Growth outlines the drivers for addressing sustainable growth trends at a portfolio level for each major asset class.

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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.
 

 Beliefs & Policy
 Processes
 Portfolio
  • Board education
  • Beliefs workshops
  • Policy development
  • Proxy voting & engagement
  • Climate change & asset allocation
  • Mercer’s ESG Ratings 
  • Sustainability themed opportunities  


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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.


Go to our latest resources and reports about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making processes

 

MERCER'S REPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS LIBRARY

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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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