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89 percent of investors in Europe now consider ESG related risks during the investment process, up from 55 percent in 2019

Challenges

 

  • Growing pressure from clients, beneficiaries and regulators
  • Understanding how ESG focus can impact investment performance
  • Aligning longer-term ESG risks with shorter-term portfolio needs
  • Leveraging ESG considerations to create long-term strategies that are more resilient to change



Investors are increasingly considering climate change along with issues related to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Motivated by the economic and social interest of their beneficiaries and clients, investors now have the opportunity to use their portfolios and their influence to help guide us towards a low-carbon economy. There is more to this than just simply excluding companies from certain industry sectors. In terms of climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy for example, we believe it’s important to consider which companies are adapting to this change and those that are not.


Adopting an ESG mindset


Do your research

Do your research

 

It is important to understand the potential impact of climate change and other ESG factors on your portfolio. We provide the latest updates at your fingertips through our various platforms.

Get some advice

Get some advice

 

Whilst responsible investing broadly applies to everyone, different regions and sectors may be taking a different approach. Talk to our experts about how you can create something to fit your own needs.

Explore solutions

Explore solutions

 

Implementing an investment solution or OCIO can help you create a long-term strategy that aligns with your own bespoke policy on ESG. It can also help cut costs, reduce risk, use fewer resources and build resilient portfolios.




How we’re helping clients invest sustainably

Helping clients invest in a time of transition

 

We have undertaken extensive portfolio modeling and work with clients to reshape their portfolios to address ESG considerations. For example we look at investments associated with themes such as population growth, resource scarcity and energy efficiency that will provide access to companies, assets and projects that are expected to grow by enhancing technology.

 

Our transition framework helps investors set current emission baselines, assess their portfolio opportunities for emissions reductions, set targets for reductions milestones and develop an implementation plan that can be integrated within strategy and portfolio construction decisions.

 




Meet some of our experts 


Helga Birgden

Helga Birgden

Global Head of Responsible Investments

 

Helga provides investment advice on ESG and climate change in complex assignments to trustees, directors and investment boards of pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and insurers. She leads Mercer’s global Responsible Investment Team.

 

Kylie Willment

Kylie Willment

Chief investment officer, Pacific

 

Kylie is responsible for managing approximately AUD $41 billion in assets within Mercer’s multi-manager funds and co-chairs the Global Delegated Solutions ESG Integration Committee where she leads thought leadership on ESG integration and investment stewardship. Kylies team works with clientes to embedded a holistic approach to ESG integration into investment strategy and decision making.

 



Tomi Nummela

Sarika Goel

Responsible Investment Manager Research

 

Sarika leads on global responsible investment manager research, expanding coverage of investment strategies aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, climate transition and other environmental and social impact themes. She also leads on ESG research and integration across asset classes and sits on the Strategic Research Group, contributing to intellectual capital focusing implementable solutions in sustainability and impact themes.

Amarik Ubhi

Amarik Ubhi

Global Head of Infrastructure, Alternatives

 

Amarik oversees clients’ sourcing, due diligence, monitoring of infrastructure investment opportunities and construction of infrastructure portfolios. Amarik works with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated institutional investors on an advisory basis, assisting them with portfolio construction, the analysis of co-investment opportunities, and the establishment of bespoke mandates. 


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