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Sustainable Investing


You value long-term performance. And your principles. So do we.

You believe your investments should not only perform, they should reflect your values. At Northern Trust, we share that vision. With our specialized expertise, we can help you design a performance-driven strategy that reflects your commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

Leading the Way for a Low Carbon Economy

In the transition to a low carbon economy, who is responsible for getting us there and on what sort of time scale? Is it the asset owners? Is it the index providers? Or is it the fund managers? Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, gives our take.

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Sustainable Investing Philosophy

We believe appropriate management of environmental, social and corporate governance factors can create long-term shareholder value for Northern Trust as an investment management firm as well as a publicly traded company.

Achieving Impact Efficiently

Measuring impact isn’t easy – we take a look at how being impactful with your asset allocation might be even more instrumental than impact investing.

Climate Change is Heating Up

Exploring approaches to fossil fuel divestment.

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Defining Responsible Investing: An Investment Manager Due Diligence Perspective

Perspectives on evaluating investment managers that incorporate responsible investing in their investment process.

Saving the Environment and Improving Your Portfolio with Real Estate

The right real estate investments can have a surprisingly positive impact on the environment.

ESG Investing in Fixed Income

Understand the current situation in the ESG/Fixed Income space and learn more about the approaches being employed by global investors.

Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

Reducing the carbon footprint of your portfolio need not mean divestment. Learn how incorporating Northern Trust's proprietary Quality factor into your low-carbon investment strategy can significantly reduce your carbon footprint without sacrificing performance.

Challenges in ESG Investing — Regulations

See how the changing shape of ESG regulation is a key driver of growth in responsible investing. We examine the status of global efforts to pass legislation and implement codes of practice, the meaning of these changes for investors and the ways in which they could affect investor demand for incorporating Sustainable into their portfolios.

Doing Good and Doing Well

Discover how, through overlaying a Northern Trust Quality factor into your ESG portfolio, you can emphasize the long-run sustainability of ESG practices while increasing the likelihood of performance above the benchmark.

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Director of Product Development and Sustainable Investing
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Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Director of Product Development and Sustainable Investing

Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the director of product development and sustainable investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for driving innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou oversees the strategic product group, and provides strong leadership in the area of sustainable investing that fosters the implementation of sustainable investing across asset classes and channels.

In his previous role at Northern Trust Asset Management, Mamadou was the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he was responsible for ESG innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mamadou worked for HSBC Global Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and Citi in trading, product specialist and business development roles in London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dakar.

Mamadou received his B.A. in economics from the Université Jean Monnet and holds a Specialised Master in international project management from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe), Paris. Additionally, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). Mamadou is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI) and a member of the CFA UK Institute.

He is a member of the UNPRI Listed Equity, Integration and Passive Investments committees and serves as an advisor of the George Barley Water prize (Everglades Foundation). He is a guest lecturer on Sustainability at the University of Chicago, ESCP Europe and Imperial College of London.

Mamadou is a board member of the Lycée Français de Chicago, The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter and a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago. In 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a "40 under 40" by Crain’s Chicago Business, being selected for the business leadership honor of leaders who’ve made an impact before their 40th birthday.


Learn how Northern Trust is helping drive the climate change discussion
Mamadou-Abou Sarr discussing low carbon investing on Asset TV’s Institutional Masterclass.


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