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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Investing in a Sustainable Future

We often think about the future as long-term investors. More than ever, our focus is centered on ensuring the sustainability of the planet, our society and economic growth.

Each day, we help our clients invest across asset classes, sectors and regions through a variety of funds and strategies – many incorporate ESG factors, which we believe are increasingly central to a traditional evaluation of risk and return.

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation seeks to provide investors with improved transparency around the way in which a fund manager describes the sustainability profile of its funds.

 

GS Asset Management has made the required pre-contractual disclosures for all in-scope funds and has published entity level disclosures.

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Insights from Our Experts

  • GSAM Connect

    Credit Where Credit is Due: ESG in Fixed Income

    21 January 2021

    We believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis has the potential to generate differentiated insights that can lead to investment outperformance. In this publication, we outline key elements that inform our approach to ESG investing across fixed income markets.

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  • GSAM Connect

    Quantinomics: ESG Integration into Active Quant Strategies

    19 March 2021

    How can investors determine whether the transition to a low-carbon economy will impact the performance of the companies in their portfolios? Here we discuss the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives into quantitatively-oriented investment strategies. 

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  • GSAM Connect

    Why Invest Sustainably?

    12 January 2021

    Investors today are increasingly focused on incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in their portfolios.

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  • GSAM Connect

    Women in the Workplace: Why It Matters

    14 May 2021

    Female workforce participation rates in the developed world have increased in recent decades, particularly in Europe. That’s good news, in our view, for society, and corporate profitability. But when it comes to women in senior management roles and closing the pay gap, there’s plenty of work to do, particularly in the financial services industry

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Our Commitment

Sustainability at Goldman Sachs

We are committed to aligning our suite of fund offerings with our clients’ priorities and Goldman Sachs’ sustainability goals. As a firm, we are committed to two long term imperatives: accelerating the climate transition and driving inclusive economic growth. Learn more about each and Goldman Sachs’ plan to deploy $750 billion in sustainable financing, investment and advisory activity by 2030

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Stewardship Initiatives and Affiliations 

We act to advance best practices via affiliations and industry participation.

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Report

GSAM Received A+ from UN PRI

Read full report on the top score awarded to GSAM in the 2020 UN PRI Assessment Report.

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GSAM Statement on ESG and Impact Investing

GSAM’s approach to ESG and impact investing, our investment rationale for ESG integration... 

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What Sets Us Apart

Goldman Sachs manages $145 billion in ESG investments across a broad and diverse suite of capabilities.

Breadth of offerings

We offer a wide range of funds across asset classes, investment styles and geographies. We continually innovate to meet our clients evolving ESG priorities.

Deep investment expertise

Our investment professionals have long evaluated factors that today are considered ESG. We partner with dedicated engineers and data analysts to inform ESG analysis and derive investment views.

Sustainability resources of Goldman Sachs

Our broad firm capabilities of investing, financing, advising and innovating can help clients prepare for a future in which sustainability is core to all industries.


Views and opinions expressed are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by Goldman Sachs Asset Management to buy, sell, or hold any security, they should not be construed as investment advice.

THIS MATERIAL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT WOULD BE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLAWFUL TO DO SO.

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This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. This material is not intended to be used as a general guide to investing, or as a source of any specific investment recommendations, and makes no implied or express recommendations concerning the manner in which any client’s account should or would be handled, as appropriate investment strategies depend upon the client’s investment objectives

Although certain information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy, completeness or fairness. We have relied upon and assumed without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of all information available from public sources.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) strategies may take risks or eliminate exposures found in other strategies or broad market benchmarks that may cause performance to diverge from the performance of these other strategies or market benchmarks. ESG strategies will be subject to the risks associated with their underlying investments’ asset classes. Further, the demand within certain markets or sectors that an ESG strategy targets may not develop as forecasted or may develop more slowly than anticipated.

Past performance does not guarantee future results, which may vary. The value of investments and the income derived from investments will fluctuate and can go down as well as up. A loss of principal may occur.

This information discusses general market activity, industry or sector trends, or other broad-based economic, market or political conditions and should not be construed as research or investment advice. This material has been prepared by GSAM and is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research (GIR). It was not prepared in compliance with applicable provisions of law designed to promote the independence of financial analysis and is not subject to a prohibition on trading following the distribution of financial research. The views and opinions expressed may differ from those of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research or other departments or divisions of Goldman Sachs and its affiliates. Investors are urged to consult with their financial advisors before buying or selling any securities. This information may not be current and GSAM has no obligation to provide any updates or changes.

Economic and market forecasts presented herein reflect a series of assumptions and judgments as of the date of this presentation and are subject to change without notice. These forecasts do not take into account the specific investment objectives, restrictions, tax and financial situation or other needs of any specific client. Actual data will vary and may not be reflected here. These forecasts are subject to high levels of uncertainty that may affect actual performance. Accordingly, these forecasts should be viewed as merely representative of a broad range of possible outcomes. These forecasts are estimated, based on assumptions, and are subject to significant revision and may change materially as economic and market conditions change. Goldman Sachs has no obligation to provide updates or changes to these forecasts. Case studies and examples are for illustrative purposes only.

Exchange-Traded Funds are subject to risks similar to those of stocks. Investment returns may fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. ETFs may yield investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield of a particular index. There is no assurance that the price and yield performance of the index can be fully matched. Please see GSAMFunds.com/ETFs for additional risk considerations.

ETF shares are not individually redeemable and are issued and redeemed by the Fund at their NAV only in large, specified blocks of shares called creation units. Shares otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading at market price (not NAV). Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

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