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Case Study: Addressing Sustainable Investing Objectives
A charitable organization discovers the benefits of embracing sustainable investing.

Meet demand for investments consistent with your organization’s socially conscious objectives

Your organization and stakeholders may be increasingly concerned about environmental and social impacts of their investments. Foundation & Institutional Advisors can help you build portfolios that are aligned with your standards as well as your stakeholders’ concerns and can help you articulate goals and design a strategy that addresses environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.


Access compelling investment strategies from well-respected investment firms, including Northern Trust Investments, Inc. Our experts will work with your board, investment committee and staff to analyze your goals, values and performance objectives. Our innovative approach includes strategies leveraging our deep expertise in passive and proprietary factor-based investing strategies. We can build portfolios that include the following.

  • Negative screening, excluding stocks in specific industries or geographic areas.
  • Norms based, excluding stocks based on standards such as U.N. Global Compact.
  • Best in class* strategies, overweighting companies that are leaders in implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.
  • ESG integration, incorporating environmental, social and governance considerations across business activities and investments.
  • Thematic investing in broad ESG themes, such as low carbon.

*Best-in-class ESG is industry terminology referring to an investment approach that selects companies that are leaders in implementing ESG.


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