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Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust

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Northern Trust offers investment capabilities with sustainable objectives in equity, fixed income and real assets. The approach and objective of a sustainable investing strategy is multi-dimensional, and may apply differently to different asset classes. While sustainability factors may be broad in nature, we focus on certain key issues and approaches in our Core Aspects investment framework.

Second Sustainable Finance Week Convened by Bloomberg to Accelerate the Next $10 Trillion of Sustainable Investment

Mainstreaming of sustainable finance at the heart of discussions at four major events across New York and Toronto; Nuveen, BMO, RI, SASB and Natixis Investment Managers are main partners for the week
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NEW YORK, November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The second annual Sustainable Finance Week convened by Bloomberg will expand beyond events in New York to Toronto this year. Taking place during the first week of December, Sustainable Finance Week (SFW) conversations in both cities will focus on how we accelerate the mobilization of the next $10 trillion in sustainable investment. With over $30 trillion of assets managed sustainably, sustainable finance is no longer a niche investment strategy, and is becoming increasingly mainstream.

Supply and Demand: The Business Case for Full Transparency

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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The expectations on companies to be transparent about their ways of working are greater than ever before. Nowhere more so than in the area of supply chain management.  In our globalized economy, how businesses outsource as well as purchase often determine the majority of their impacts on people and the planet.   

Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Finance Leaders Exploring Next-Generation Goals & Reporting

New Metrics ‘19 advances the role of business in driving economic transformation
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November 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 9th annual New Metrics conference. Over 250 global executives, sustainability strategists and finance leaders from companies such as Moody’s, Nasdaq, Bank of the West, IKEA, an

Leadership Built on Diversity of Experience

GRI confirms four new Board appointments
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November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI, provider of the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards, will welcome four new members to its Board from 1 January 2020.

The Board of Directors oversees the organizations’ work to increase and strengthen sustainability disclosures by companies around the world, helping them communicate how they contribute towards sustainable development.

Eric Hespenheide, chairman of the GRI Board, said:

How Community-Focused Municipal Bond Investments Can Drive Social Impact

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by Emily E. Robare, head of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) research on the municipal credit research team at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management 

Capitalism – Needing Reinventing? Are Corporate Sustainability's Focus on ESG Part of the Mix of Reinvention?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.25.2019)
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There are many voices raised now and joining in the public dialogues on corporate sustainability, citizenship, responsibility, ethics, governance…and more. These fit into the commentary stream on the future of capitalism -- and how to make it work for everyone.

There are rigorous companion dialogues – rapidly growing in number -- related to the role of sustainable investing as many more asset owners and their managers adopt new approaches, many focused on corporate ESG performance and outcomes.  We see this as further reinventing of capitalism. Do you?

Feeding the 9 Billion in Year 2050 Is a Great Challenge for Society

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.18.2019)
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The United Nations Population Prospects 2019 tells us that there will be nine billion souls to feed on this Good Earth by year 2050 (up from seven billion-plus of us today). The greatest growth will be in Asian nations (such as India, China) and on the African continent. 

WBCSD Commends CLP on Sustainability Governance

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The CLP Group demonstrated good sustainability governance practices in its most recent Sustainability Report, according to this year’s edition of Reporting matters – the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) annual review of member company sustainability reports.

Fashion, Style, Brand and Sustainability Are Today’s Coupling Terms Now for a Growing Number of Consumers…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.11.2019)
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We’re all consumers of one type or another.We buy food and beverages, electronic products, and an assortment of apparel and footwear products.  So the questions come to mind…

What are you wearing?  Is it fashionable?  Stylish? And sustainable (as a product you want or need)?  Sustainably and responsibly produced?  In a global (mostly invisible) supply chain that you could say with certainty is “well supervised and responsibly managed”?

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