ESG 2020 Highlights

ESG 2020 Highlights

Accelerating Progress

Rick Lacaille Rick Lacaille Senior Investment Advisor,
Global Head of ESG

Covid-19 has underscored the importance of integrating esg factors and thinking into the investment process.

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Rick Lacaille

ESG 2020 Highlights


We recognize the long-term implications of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues for our business, our industry, and our world, and we are committed to driving ESG-related change. The crises of 2020 underscored the importance of engaging with all of our stakeholders, as our teams stepped up efforts to mitigate the devastating business and community impacts of the global pandemic, while advancing the dialogue around social justice and racial equity.

Covid-19 has underscored the importance of integrating esg factors and thinking into the investment process.

Rick Lacaille Senior Investment Advisor
Global Head of ESG, London

We also recommitted to accelerating our efforts as a servicer and manager of investments to promote sustainability. We were proud to achieve carbon neutrality in our own global operations in 2020, and have pledged to further absolute reductions in our emissions to move toward net zero.

Reflecting the importance of ESG to our entire business, we appointed Rick Lacaille, State Street Global Advisors’ longtime chief investment officer and chair of our executive Corporate Responsibility Committee, to lead our ESG efforts. In his new role, Rick will align our ESG solutions and insights across the company, driving deeper integration throughout our business and helping amplify our message on important topics such as climate risk. Furthering our push for more inclusive leadership in the industry, State Street Global Advisors announced to the companies in which we invest our expectations around disclosure of gender, racial, and ethnic diversity on their boards and across their firms beginning in 2021.

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Reduction toward our goal of lowering CO2 by 27.5% by 2030


Reduction of H2O use, exceeding our goal of lowering H2O use by 10% by 2025


Waste recycling rate compared to a goal of 80% by 2025


Carbon neutrality

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Actions Against Racism and Inequality


Donated to global public health organizations addressing COVID-19


Small Business Strong cases


Pledged to New Commonwealth
Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund


Bravo employee recognitions

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Named to PRI Leaders Group of 20 Asset Managers for climate reporting excellence

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U.S.-domiciled financial services firms on the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM World Index


New ESG ETFs launched by State Street Global Advisors

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Female directors

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Racially diverse directors

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