An increasing number of our clients are interested in analyzing portfolios based on their ESG impacts. In response, we are committed to developing groundbreaking innovations to support sustainable investment analysis.
“Social and environmental impacts are fast becoming essential, mainstream investment considerations. But investors need more and better tools to inform their decision making. Through our Social Investing Client Advisory Group, our institutional clients play an active role in shaping the innovations that in turn shape the future of investing.”Frances Barney, CFA, Head of Global Risk Solutions, BNY Mellon
Continued innovation is critical to keep pace with and anticipate the changing expectations of our stakeholders. I’ve been in this business for over twenty five years and our conversations have evolved from a focus on performance measurement to a focus on risk management. Some of the risks clients are thinking about now include environmental and social issues such as carbon emissions, social impact and human rights, as well as more historically significant governance issues. For our clients, environmental factors appear to be a growing area of focus and we anticipate further investor interest in the tools and platforms that will help them assess specific environmental issues, such as water risk.
Another aspect that motivates our work in social investing is that ESG concerns are also increasingly top of mind for our employees and our ongoing focus contributes to internal values-driven employee engagement efforts. My teams do their best work when the individuals are inspired by what’s possible to achieve with our clients and in the marketplace.
In order to address the evolving risk landscape we are working closely with leading fintech companies and data vendors to explore new ESG analysis solutions that leverage BNY Mellon’s NEXENSM digital platform. We currently work with clients to incorporate ESG portfolio analysis into investment analysis tools such as compliance guideline monitoring, and performance attribution leveraging Eagle Investment Systems performance technology. We are also working on a proof of concept ESG portfolio analysis tool within the NEXEN Gateway. I am personally very excited about the potential these tools have to advance our ESG services for clients.
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