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Responsible Investing

You value long-term performance. And your principles. So do we.


You believe your investments should not only perform, they should reflect your values. At Northern Trust, we share that vision. With our specialized expertise, we can help you design a performance-driven strategy that reflects your commitment to social responsibility.

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Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy
Reducing the carbon footprint of your portfolio need not mean divestment. Learn how incorporating Northern Trust's proprietary Quality factor into your low-carbon investment strategy can significantly reduce your carbon footprint without sacrificing performance.

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Challenges in ESG Investing — Regulations
See how the changing shape of ESG regulation is a key driver of growth in responsible investing. We examine the status of global efforts to pass legislation and implement codes of practice, the meaning of these changes for investors and the ways in which they could affect investor demand for incorporating ESG into their portfolios.

Doing Good and Doing Well
Discover how, through overlaying a Northern Trust Quality factor into your ESG portfolio, you can emphasize the long-run sustainability of ESG practices while increasing the likelihood of performance above the benchmark.

Where ESG Meets Quality
Northern Trust’s proprietary Quality score removes human emotions from the process of identifying high-quality companies, thereby reducing classic investing mistakes associated with behavioral psychology. Explore how this led to outperformance in the 1-, 3- and 5-year periods.

Responsible Investing at Northern Trust
Learn how responsible investing with workable investment solutions can be established – and investment success defined – through the use of a variety of criteria, including returns, exposure management and societal impact.

Emerging Markets ESG Investing
Understand how it is possible to gain exposure to emerging markets without sacrificing your responsible investing values.

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Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Asset Management
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Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Asset Management
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for ESG innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou has a key role within Northern Trust to proactively develop new ideas to ensure that ESG thinking remains central to business development.
Mamadou has also a strong link to the Global Equity Strategist team support the advancement of Engineered Equity product positioning, capabilities, and business in EMEA and APAC regions.   
Mamadou has over a decade of experience working in asset management and capital markets. Prior HSBC Global Asset Management, he worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and for Citigroup. His responsibilities included all aspects of the global business including trading, sales and client service and product development.
Mamadou is the Chairperson of the Outreach sub-committee and a member of the Listed Equity Steering Committee of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).  He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute from for Securities & Investment, a former board member of the Islamic Finance Qualification and a member of the CFA UK Institute. Mamadou was named in the Financial News “Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in 2014.
Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris.  Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate and received the Islamic Finance Qualification from the Chartered Institute from Securities & Investment.







Northern Trust Asset Management is proud to be a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations-backed industry devised investment guidelines.
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