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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 our business development.

Mamadou has also a strong link to 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 as a quantitative product specialist responsible for quantitative strategies across all asset classes in EMEA.  Before HSBC, Mamadou worked within the Business Development Service department at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) where he covered portable alpha and liability driven strategies. Prior to this position Mamadou worked as a fund of hedge fund marketing analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments covering Commodity Trading Advisor and Global Macro funds. Mamadou started his career as a FX Sales Trader for Citigroup based in Senegal.

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 received the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a member of the CFA UK Institute. Mamadou is the chair person for the UNPRI Listed Equity Steering Committee and a member of its outreach sub-committee.  In September 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management”.






Learn how Northern Trust is helping drive the climate change discussion
Mamadou-Abou Sarr discussing low carbon investing on Asset TV’s Institutional Masterclass.


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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