BlackRock Research Highlights Potential Outperformance Opportunities Using Sustainability Data

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NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – New BlackRock Study Shows How Business Enablers and Sustainability-Driven Data Help Active Investment Managers Identify Companies Best Positioned to Outperform Traditional Benchmarks as the World Shifts to a Net Economy zero.

It is estimated that $ 50 to $ 100,000 billion in capital investment is required to successfully transition to a net zero global economy.1 BlackRock research shows that as more companies join the journey to net zero during this period of monumental economic change, active investors may increasingly find opportunities to outperform. the traditional stock market in three ways: by incorporating sustainable information into their investment strategies, by identifying related financial catalysts and integrating them into the investment process, and seeking investment opportunities in emerging technologies.

“We have been clear on our belief that sustainability criteria have significant impacts on investment returns, and our latest research is supported by our thesis, ”said Rich Kushel, Senior Managing Director and Head of the Portfolio Management Group. at BlackRock. “The key to active management is our ability to consistently identify companies and data points that can help us generate investment alpha. The integration of sustainability analysis is an increasingly important element in assessing the potential of companies and technologies as sources of return.

Provide more active sustainable options

In order to provide its clients with its active knowledge and better access to sustainable strategies, BlackRock is launching nine new funds and reorienting seven equity and fixed income funds with clearly articulated environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. and integrated into their mandates and investment objectives.

In all new funds, investors will have access to a flagship suite of broad ESG fixed income offerings, including total return, high return, emerging markets and low-duration bond strategies, as well as as equities, including US growth and value as well as large caps and international strategies. In addition to this suite, action strategies linked to climate and sustainable infrastructure complement the new extended ESG offers.

Fixed income

Large ESG

Fund names

action

Effective Target

To throw

1.BlackRock Sustainable High Yield Bond Fund

New fund

07/23/21 (LIVE)

2.BlackRock Sustainable Advantage CoreAlpha Bond Fund

Rename

01/10/21 (LIVE)

3. BlackRock Sustainable Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Reuse

10/15/21 (LIVE)

4. BlackRock Sustainable Low Duration Bond Fund

New fund

19/10/21

5.BlackRock Sustainable Total Return Fund

New fund

19/10/21

6. BlackRock Sustainable Emerging Markets Flexible Bond Fund

Reuse

November 2021

Equity

Weather

Fund names

action

Effective Target

To throw

7. BlackRock ETF on the future climate and sustainable economy (BECO)

New fund

08/05/21 (LIVE)

Infrastructure

Fund names

action

Effective Target

To throw

8.BlackRock Infrastructure Sustainable Opportunities Fund

New fund

09/30/21 (LIVE)

Large ESG

Fund names

action

Effective Target

To throw

9.BlackRock ESG Capital Allocation Trust (closed)

New fund

09/27/21 (LIVE)

10.BlackRock Sustainable US Growth Equity Fund

New fund

19/10/21

11.BlackRock Sustainable US Value Equity Fund

New fund

19/10/21

12.BlackRock Sustainable International Equity Fund

New fund

19/10/21

13. BlackRock Sustainable Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Reuse

11/2/21

14.BlackRock Sustainable Advantage Large Cap Core Fund

Rename

12/1/21

15.BlackRock Sustainable Advantage International Equity Fund

Rename

12/1/21

16.BlackRock Sustainable Advantage Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Rename

12/1/21

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[1] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Mitigation Pathways Compatible with 1.5 ° C in the Context of Sustainable Development ”, in An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming, 2018.


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