Future FirstSM Insights

Powering success today and safeguarding the future

If there had been any doubts about the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, they have been laid to rest. A global pandemic has had devastating effects on societies and economies, while climate change produces extreme weather events with increasing frequency.


Still, key questions remain about how companies can address ESG issues effectively. In the Future FirstSM Insights series, industry experts share their perspectives on the most urgent issues for investors who want to make a positive impact on people and the planet.

Our Latest

Retail ESG Products Show Substantial Growth from a Small Base

ESG assets still make up only a fraction of the assets in mutual funds, ETFs and separately managed accounts, but they are showing significant growth.

Helping Investors Understand Climate Risk

By Corinne Neale, Global Head of Business Applications for Data & Analytics Solutions at BNY Mellon, Kristina Church, Head of Responsible Strategy at BNY Mellon Investment Management and Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO of RiskThinking.AI.


A climate-risk scenario analysis can help investors better align their investment decisions to their responsible investing preferences and risk appetite.

Why Fixed Income Is Relevant for Responsible Investing

By Joshua Kendall Head of Responsible Investment Research and Stewardship and Frances Barney, Head of Global Risk Solutions


A focus on ESG risks and sustainability factors could help investors build fixed-income portfolios that can target both financial and sustainability targets with greater precision.