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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 sustainability and social responsibility.
Leading the Way for a Low Carbon Economy
In the transition to a low carbon economy, who is responsible for getting us there and on what sort of time scale? Is it the asset owners? Is it the index providers? Or is it the fund managers? Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, gives our take.
Measuring impact isn’t easy – we take a look at how being impactful with your asset allocation might be even more instrumental than impact investing.
Exploring approaches to fossil fuel divestment.
Perspectives on evaluating investment managers that incorporate responsible investing in their investment process.
The right real estate investments can have a surprisingly positive impact on the environment.
Understand the current situation in the ESG/Fixed Income space and learn more about the approaches being employed by global investors.
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.
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 Sustainable into their portfolios.
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.
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.
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for ESG innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou serves on the firm’s ESG Council and is also a member of the Executive Corporate Social Responsibility Council and the proxy voting committee.
In his previous role at Northern Trust Asset Management, Mamadou was a senior investment strategist, part of the Global Equity Strategist team supporting the advancement of our engineered equity product positioning, capabilities and business in EMEA and APAC regions.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mamadou worked for HSBC Global Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and Citi in trading, product specialist and business development roles in London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dakar.
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 (IMC) and the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a member of the CFA UK Institute.
He is a member of the UNPRI Listed Equity, Integration and Passive Investments committees and serves as an advisor of the George Barley Water prize (Everglades Foundation). He is a guest lecturer on Sustainability at the University of Chicago, ESCP Europe and Imperial College of London.
Mamadou is a board member of the Lycée Français de Chicago, The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter and a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago. In 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a "40 under 40" by Crain’s Chicago Business, being selected for the business leadership honor of leaders who’ve made an impact before their 40th birthday.
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