4 Things to Look for When Picking an ESG Manager

4 Things to Look for When Picking an ESG Manager

The challenge is identifying which ESG products are leveraging meaningful data and analysis in a thoughtful way, consistent with the investor's philosophy
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Environmental, social and governance investment strategies continued to enjoy a significant increase in assets, rising $8.7 trillion in just two years to $12 trillion in the U.S. alone, according to a 2018 report from the US SIF Foundation. And the ESG trend may be fueled over the next few decades as $30 trillion of private wealth passes to the next generation.

Investors who are new to the ESG space may find it a challenge to know where to start when selecting an ESG strategy, as there seems to be an ever-growing number of strategies in the marketplace. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach by managers to incorporating ESG principles into the investment process.

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Mamadou-Abou Sarr is director of product development and sustainable investing at Northern Trust Asset Management.