Capturing ESG and Financial Sustainability
“We believe organizations with a demonstrated commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable investing create greater value for shareholders and key stakeholders.”
Sustainable Investing is an investment solution based on the philosophy that environmental,
social & corporate governance (ESG) analytics can complement quantitative or fundamental
investment techniques so as to mitigate risks or capture new opportunities.
$128.2BASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT IN SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES*
30 yearsMANAGING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
2009YEAR THAT NORTHERN TRUST JOINED THE U.N. PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
*As of December 31, 2020 (updated quarterly). Source: NTAM Finance.
Northern Trust believes that, by serving as an active owner on behalf of the shareholders, we will help portfolio companies produce sustainable value, and that companies’ long-term financial returns are connected to their strategic, environmental, social and governance performance. As such, we view the integration of environmental, social and governance factors as being part of our fiduciary heritage with a long-term focus. By incorporating a range of available tools and approaches to holistic portfolio construction and our stewardship activities, our capabilities encompass a wide spectrum of sustainable approaches, from exclusionary to integration and thematic investing.
As investors seek to get ahead in the low carbon transition they must consider a complex interplay of physical and transition risks and opportunities in their portfolio construction. Valeria Dinershteyn, Senior Sustainability Investment Strategist, EMEA & APAC provides an insight into what needs to be done NOW.