4 Lessons From BlackRock's ESG Move

BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink charts an ambitious path which could push sustainable investing into the mainstream

Tom Lauricella 20 January, 2020 | 11:18AM

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When BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink unveiled his new vision for sustainability as the "new standard for investing" last week he charted an ambitious course for his firm and its investors, and threw down the gauntlet to BlackRock's competitors.

Fink highlighted the hurdles that environment, social and governance (ESG) investing needs to overcome to make it into a mainstream investment strategy with broad acceptance among investors and the financial-services industry. These are also challenges that BlackRock itself must show it can meet.

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Tom Lauricella  is Editor of Morningstar Direct

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