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Northern Trust Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Northern Trust released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility report today, marking a full decade of transparent, detailed information across the company.

“During a period of extraordinary social, health and economic challenges, 2020 was a year that for Northern Trust focused on compassion, communication and support,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Grady said. “We are pleased to report on progress toward creating long-term value for our clients, employees, shareholders, communities and other key stakeholders.”

Stewardship with Purpose, by Shundrawn Thomas, Northern Trust Assets Management

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The events of the past year — the humanitarian crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the pain of racial injustice, and the environmental damage from wildfires in Australia and California — remind us of how much we all must do to effect change and improve the world in which we live.

We know you are counting on us to do our part, to drive meaningful change as we invest on your behalf. Through our stewardship efforts, we advance this aim.

Northern Trust's 2020 Annual Stewardship Report

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The events of the past year — the humanitarian crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the pain of racial injustice, and the environmental damage from wildfires in Australia and California — remind us of how much we all must do to effect change and improve the world in which we live.

Northern Trust Included in Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index

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We’re delighted to have been included in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index 2020/21. We’re proud to continue supporting positive mental health of our employees across our business.

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Northern Trust Celebrates Pride Month 2021

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Wishing a happy Pride Month to our colleagues, clients and communities around the world. As part of Pride Month 2021, Northern Trust’s Pride and Asian Leadership business resource councils hosted a panel discussion on the film, “50 Years of Fabulous,” a documentary on the Imperial Court of San Francisco, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Institutional Funds Sector

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Sally Surgeon, head of Northern Trust’s Sydney office and head of client service for its C&IS clients in Australia writes for Super Review reflecting on the impact of the

Reducing the Economic Opportunity Gap

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Northern Trust has been giving back to the community since 1893 when founder, Byron L. Smith seeded a relief fund for victims of a devastating fire that broke out at the World's Fair.

In 2020 we built on that heritage, introducing a new, highly focused philanthropic strategy. Learn more about our current strategy and hear from Director of Philanthropy Shana Hayes in our annual report: http://bit.ly/3r8drhT

Northern Trust Celebrates National Volunteer Month

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Over the last 10 years Northern Trust employees have donated more than 1 million hours of their time. As part of National Volunteer Month, we celebrate this commitment by highlighting some of our past volunteering efforts.  

Looking Ahead: What to Expect for Investment Industry Operational Risks in 2021

In 2020, asset managers adjusted to the new normal. What new trends are apparent and how will they impact operational risk in the year ahead?
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By Vincent Molino, Head of Operational Risk Management Solutions

While 2020 presented challenges for the investment industry, it also forced many to reassess what it means to operate as part of an organization with physical separation, all while businesses were forced to make a sudden pivot into social distancing and remote operations. Even with the prospects of a return to normalcy coinciding with the rollout of various COVID-19 vaccines, many will remain at home carrying out work remotely and into the near future.

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