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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.


$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.

  

Leading the Way for a Low-Carbon Economy

As climate change continues to impact the wider economy and drives further regulation, investors urgently need to incorporate the climate risks and opportunities across all asset classes.


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.

  

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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