What Do I Get Out of ESG Investing?
What is ESG? It stands for not only ethical factors used to measure a company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact, but also a powerful investment tool.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing – it’s about wisdom and smart choices. It’s about strategies aimed at managing risk, uncovering opportunities, meeting mandates, and reaching financial goals. At Natixis Investment Managers, our approach to ESG begins with a deep dive into our clients’ objectives. We work with clients to create a solutions-based approach to help meet them, drawing on the expertise of our 20+ independent asset managers.
Unique Structure with Specialized Affiliates
Our multi-affiliate approach offers unique access to ESG investing solutions to match our clients' needs according to their ESG journey.
You’re invited to explore our offerings, from fixed income, global equity, and custom indexing to ESG investments in retirement plans.
Today’s Complex ESG Landscape
ESG isn’t a singular problem. And it won’t be solved with a singular approach. One thing is clear: As ESG gains momentum around the world, investors of all kinds are paying attention. And for good reason. We believe sustainable investing in the US will continue to grow at a healthy pace.
Source: USSIF Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends 2020
Research Shows that Demand for ESG Investing is Front and Center for Investors
Research from the Natixis Center for Investor Insight reveals that interest in responsible investing is growing every year — and there's growing evidence that investors are paying attention. As investors warm up to the potential of ESG, our research takes a deep dive into 5 key questions.
institutions all see the value in ESG
ESG Investing Can Work in Theory. And in Action.
Sustainable Funds Drove Employee Participation in Company’s 401(k).
In 2017, Shelton Group was looking for a 401(k) plan investment that aligned with the company’s mission. Working with their financial advisor, they added the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® as a Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) in July 2017.
* Kendra Forsythe was not paid for her testimonial. Her experience may not be the experience of other customers and is not indicative of future performance or success.
Sophisticated ESG Products and Solutions5
No matter what your approach to ESG investing, we have a solution to help you achieve your clients' goals.
Let Us Help You Put ESG to Work for You
Learn more about how our ESG solutions can help build long-term sustainable returns.
Sustainable investing focuses on investments in companies that relate to certain sustainable development themes and demonstrate adherence to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices; therefore the universe of investments may be limited and investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria. This could have a negative impact on an investor’s overall performance depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor.
Before investing, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. You may obtain a prospectus or a summary prospectus on our website containing this and other information. Read it carefully.
1 Natixis Investment Managers, Survey of US Defined Contribution Plan Participants conducted by CoreData Research, January and February 2019. Survey included 1,000 US workers, 700 being plan participants and 300 being non-participants. Of the 1,000 respondents, 503 were Millennials (age 23-38), 249 were Gen X (age 39-54) and 248 were Baby Boomers (age 55-73).
2 Natixis Investment Managers 2021 Global Fund Selector Outlook, conducted by CoreData Research in November and December 2020. Survey included 400 respondents in 23 countries.
3 A measure of the difference between a portfolio's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of systematic market risk. A positive alpha indicates outperformance and negative alpha indicates underperformance relative to the portfolio's level of systematic risk.
4 Natixis Investment Managers 2021 Global Fund Selector Outlook, conducted by CoreData Research in November and December 2020. Survey included 400 respondents in 23 countries.
5 Not all affiliated investment managers integrate ESG considerations into decision-making to the same extent. Portfolios are actively managed, the level of company engagement varies between managers, and proxy voting may not always align with the ESG goals of all shareholders. Investors should always review the offering documents on im.natixis.com before investing in any strategy to fully understand the methods and extent an investment manager incorporates ESG factors into their investment and voting decisions.