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Sustainable Investing

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.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northern TrustMichael O'Grady

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.


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.

Sustainable Investing Considerations

Environmental, social and governance criteria that can be incorporated to better manage risk and generate sustainable long-term returns.


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