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.
$100B+In Sustainable Investing AUM*
30+ yearsMANAGING Socially Responsible Portfolios
2009YEAR THAT NORTHERN TRUST JOINED THE U.N. PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
*As of June 30, 2022
At Northern Trust Asset Management (“NTAM”), we define Sustainable Investing as encompassing all of NTAM’s investment strategies and accounts that utilize values based and norms based screens, best-in-class and ESG integration, or thematic investing that may focus on a specific ESG issue such as climate risk. NTAM’s Sustainable Investing includes portfolios designed by NTAM as well as those portfolios managed to client-defined methodologies or screens. As the data, analytical models and aforementioned portfolio construction tools available in the marketplace have evolved over time, so too has NTAM. NTAM’s Sustainable Investing encompasses strategies and client assets managed in accordance with client specified responsible investing terms (historically referred to as Socially Responsible), as well as portfolios that leverage contemporary approaches and datasets, including ESG analytics and ESG thematic investing.
Read NTAM’s comment letter regarding the Department of Labor’s recent proposed rule “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights.”
For investors looking to get started — or to expand upon their sustainable investment practices — here are the nine of the biggest themes to watch in 2021.