Investment (RI) facts

1 January 2020 -31 December 2020

Responsible investment

Investing in the
well-being of the world

Our vision

Responsible investing is no longer a question of why, but why not? ”

Hanneke Smits CEO,
BNY Mellon Investment Management

We are trusted stewards of our clients’ assets

Creating prosperity for our clients while supporting companies we believe offer a sustainable future is a shared objective across BNY Mellon Investment Management. Using ESG data alongside conventional financial factors, our specialist investment firms analyse multiple perspectives to identify the opportunities they believe can deliver long-term value.

As one of the largest asset managers in the world we are a significant part of the financial system. We strive to respond to the most pressing global issues – social as well as financial. We are invested in the well-being of the world. To do so we engage with companies to create more effective risk management, responsible capital allocation and more sustainable business practices to generate greater benefits for our societies, economies and the environment.

Because we believe in being responsible. Because it is investing as it should be.

Our credentials

We’re ready

Our history in responsible investing dates back more than 40 years. Our investment firms are industry leaders. For decades they have been concerned with, and interested in, the repercussions diversity, the environment and labour practices can have on the profitability and longevity of the companies in which they invest. Despite the wealth of experience we possess, we recognise Responsible Investment is still in its infancy – a nascent trend consuming our industry. Here’s why we’re prepared.

Our corporate credentials

While a period of uncertainty lies ahead for all of us, our clients, communities and society at large can continue to rely on BNY Mellon to be their trusted steward – with the ambition to have a more profound impact on the world around us.”

Todd Gibbons,

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Maintained carbon neutral emissions for the sixth consecutive year1.


Pay women more than 99% of what men are paid, globally.

Workplace equality

100% Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index.

Learning culture

690,000 hours of learning modules for employees given annually.


16% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions from our 2018 Baseline2.

Resilient communities

Contributed US$33.4 m3 in annual support to communities around the world.


Pay women more. Promote women higher.

Workplace equality

100% Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index.

Learning culture

690,000 hours of learning modules for employees given annually.


58% reduction in green house gas emissions from 2008 Baseline10

Resilient communities

Contributed US$33.4 m11 in annual support to communities around the world

This Overview supplements information published in the BNY Mellon Corporate Social Responsibility Report. All data is at 31st December 2019 unless stated otherwise.




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1For Scope 1 and Scope 2 green house emissions including our data centers, as well as Scope 3 business travel emissions.  As at 31 December 2020.

22. Since 2018, excluding data centers.  Source: BNY Mellon 2020 Enterprise ESG Report.

3Includes value of pro bono volunteerism, grants and charitable sponsorships made by BNY Mellon and employee donations that qualify for our matching program.  December 2020.

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