Sustainable investment—not just an equity game

The pioneers of sustainable investment focused on one asset class above all— equities. Now, however, asset owners and asset managers are demanding greater coverage of sustainability issues across the whole portfolio, seeking alignment with specific values or commitments. 

In this FTSE Russell paper, we explore the role of sustainable investment (SI) in the global securities market’s largest asset class, fixed income. We note recent levels of investor demand for this type of strategy, investigate the challenges in implementing a sustainable approach in fixed income, look at the potential impact of sustainability on a portfolio’s risk/return profile and describe FTSE Russell’s approach to implementing sustainability in fixed income indexes.

Read the full whitepaper now at the link below