Northern Trust's Global Sustainable Investing Team

Northern Trust's Global Sustainable Investing Team

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:30am

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Northern Trust has developed in-house, specialized expertise through our longterm commitment to social, environmental and fnancial integrity. Our sustainable investing team is responsible for ESG research, innovation, product development and product management across our array of asset class capabilities. It proactively develops new ideas to ensure the centrality of sustainable investing thinking to our business development.

This team works closely with our clients and our portfolio management team to develop and implement sustainable investing strategies ranging from simple negative screens to more complex mandates, including thematic or active quantitative strategies. The team works closely with a variety of groups within Northern Trust Asset Management, including our quantitative research team and specialized portfolio managers. In addition, Northern Trust Asset Management has established a Sustainable Investing Council responsible with afrming strategies to address sustainable investment issues and implementing the initiative at a corporate level.

Chaired by Northern Trust’s director of product development and sustainable investing, the Sustainable Investing Council includes a diverse group of members representing diferent parts of our business. All members promote sustainable investing and represent various audiences such as CSR, product development and management, equity, fxed income research, portfolio management, business development, proxy voting and engagement. We believe this structure contributes to a further enhancement of ESG within and throughout our company.

We also strongly believe in the importance of our leadership role and collaborative efort in the industry. Members of the sustainable investing team have active roles in industry associations and networks such as the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the investor advisory committee of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change and the Harvard Institutional Investor Forum. 

Read the 2018 Northern Trust Corporate Social Responsibility Report here