Sustainable Investing Built for Your Goals
Northern Trust offers a range of solutions to meet the sustainable investing objectives and targeted outcome for investors globally. Offerings cover equity, fixed income and real assets, leverage our global depth & expertise in quantitative active and index investing and are available in vehicles and structures to suit the needs of institutional and individual investors.
- Exclusionary Screening: Strategies that avoid investing in companies based on specific business activities, values or risk use environmental, social & corporate governance (ESG) criteria and analytics. These types of investment strategies may also incorporate a norms-based exclusion approach relative to principles from the UN Global Compact.
- Best-in-Class: Products that seek to invest in those companies that are leaders in implementing ESG or Sustainable Investing principles and avoid those companies who may be lagging in this area.
- ESG Integration: Strategies that incorporate ESG considerations across business activities and investments to target companies exhibiting both financial and non-financial sustainability; eliminating exposure to companies involved in objectionable business lines, and avoiding exposure to the least financially sustainable companies.
- Proxy Voting and Engagement: We advocate for strong corporate governance practices that we believe will create and sustain long-term value for our clients. Read our Proxy Voting and Engagement policy.
*Best-in-class ESG is industry terminology referring to an investment approach that selects companies that are leaders in implementing ESG.
A sustainably designed quantitative approach to investing at the intersection of high-quality and highly rated ESG companies.
The NT World Green Transition Index Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return profile of a Northern Trust designed climate ESG index: MSCI World Custom ESG Climate Series A Index. The Index combines Northern Trust’s long-standing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) approach which seeks to exclude companies with significant exposure to tobacco, conventional weapons & controversial weapons, and incorporates climate-centered-metrics to construct a climate-aware, passive solution.