Retirement Plan Participants Speak up for Sustainable Funds

Learn why one plan participant chose a sustainable target date fund in his 401(k) plan.

I will actually contribute more money towards my own 401(k) knowing that I'm doing so in a responsible way

- Mike Twardy, Account Supervisor, Shelton Group

As the nation’s leading marketing communications firm exclusively focused on sustainability, the Shelton Group has adopted the industry’s first ESG-driven target date mutual fund series into their employee 401(k) plan.

What is ESG?

“ESG” is a general term that covers a variety of investment approaches. ESG strategies factor environmental, social, and governance considerations into the investment process, with the goal of generating long-term, sustainable returns for investors. The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® pursue competitive returns from investments that align with ESG values.

Renewable energy, lower carbon emissions, water management, pollution control

NSFF Icons environment
Labor practices, human rights, data protection, selling practices, corporate supply chains

Board makeup, corruption policies, auditing structure

Selecting the Right Fund

The Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® are a family of ten funds with target dates out to 2060. They’re designed to help investors build a nest egg for a specific date in the future when they plan to retire. Just choose the fund with the year closest to when you think you will start withdrawing your savings – usually around age 65.

Choose a Target Date
Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® : 10 Target Dates

Find Your Target Date Fund

When do you want to retire*?

Asset Allocation Glidepath


* The Funds are designed for investors who will be age 65 around the year indicated in each Fund's name. When choosing a Fund, investors who anticipate retiring significantly earlier or later than age 65 may want to select a Fund closer to their anticipated retirement year. Besides age, there may be other considerations relevant to fund selection, including personal circumstances, risk tolerance and specific investment goals.

Each fund's asset allocation becomes increasingly conservative as it approaches the target date and beyond. Allocations may deviate plus or minus 10% from their targeted percentages.

Principal invested is not guaranteed against losses. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Funds, including at and after the Funds' target date.

Contact Us

Our Natixis retirement specialists can help you fit the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® into your plan offerings. 

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