Sustainable Funds as 401(k) Option Improved Plan’s Contribution Rates

See how one company encouraged employees to contribute more to their 401(k) plans by offering a new Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA).

  • February 23, 2021
Can Sustainable Investing Really Save the World?

Amid the clamour for everything ESG today, asset managers, investors and advisors need to decide what they are genuinely trying to achieve.

  • February 9, 2021
ESG Investment Terminology: What Exactly Are We Talking About?

A quick guide to some of the most commonly used terms and abbreviations related to sustainable investing.

  • February 5, 2021
Under New Management in a Fast-Changing World

Perspective on how investors may benefit from macroeconomic trends and changing US government policies related to social inequality and climate change.

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Sustainable Funds Drive Participation in Company’s 401(k)

VP of Finance & Operations explains how the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® improved 401(k) plan contribution rates since adoption in 2017.

  • January 28, 2021
Connecting 5G Hype with ESG Reality

Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova, looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.

  • January 18, 2021
Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality

The AIA Racial Equity investment approach uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • December 30, 2020
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New US SIF Report Highlights Trends in Sustainable Investing

Perspective on the US SIF Foundation’s 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing presented by Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF.

  • December 17, 2020
DOL Paves Way for ERISA Plan ESG Investments in Final Ruling

Whitepaper examines the new DOL ruling in effect January 12, 2021 that stresses “pecuniary factors” relevant to retirement plan investments.

  • November 23, 2020
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Plan Sponsor Views: DOL Proposal on ESG in Retirement Plans

A retirement plan specialist and the president of an international high school offer their perspectives on the DOL’s proposed ruling on ESG investing.

  • October 12, 2020
ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times

Why ESG-related investments attracted inflows during the coronavirus crisis is discussed in this interview with Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US.

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CEO Panel Talk: Investing with Purpose

What role can the financial community play in advancing important societal issues? Three executives share insight on greater engagement and collaborating with other sectors.

The Evolution of Target Date Funds in Retirement Plans

Portfolio manager Christopher Sharpe reviews trends in target date investing, with a focus on hybrid funds that combine active and passive strategies.

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Investing for Retirement

The first ESG-driven target date mutual funds – designed to help plan participants invest for the future with purpose.

  • August 31, 2020
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ESG Investing for Retirement

Learn about the target date retirement funds that use ESG (environmental, social, governance) factors in the investment process.

  • August 18, 2020
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Mirova: More Than 35 Years of Sustainable Investing Expertise

CEO/CIO Jens Peers discusses the growing interest in ESG investing and Mirova’s long history and experience with sustainable strategies.

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The Future of Work: Insights for HR Benefits Professionals

Phil Jordan of BW Research discusses the benefits and policies most likely to help attract and retain top talent in today’s evolving US workforce.

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Weathering the Pandemic: Natixis Sustainable Future Funds

Veteran target date manager Chris Sharpe discusses how target date funds can make it easier for investors to stay the course in changing markets.

Out of the Frying Pan: Institutional Investors Are Responding to a Daunting – and Growing – Set of Challenges

Institutions face an environment without precedent in global politics, finance and economics. They are developing creative solutions to navigate it, drawing on a wider variety of assets and resources than ever to pursue their investment mandates.

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Sustainable Strategies Proved Resilient in Market Downturn

Portfolio Manager Jens Peers discusses Mirova’s sustainable investing strategies in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and market volatility.

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Green Bonds: An Easy Way to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Portfolios

Green bonds are a direct way to include ESG, reduce a portfolio’s carbon footprint, and access opportunities in a growing market, says a Mirova manager.

  • March 23, 2020
Beyond the Label: An Assessment of the Green Bond Market

How green bonds can contribute to sustainability initiatives while delivering returns for long-term investors is analyzed by Loomis, Sayles & Company research.

  • March 17, 2020
Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action

Demographic, technological, environment, and governance transitions can present opportunities for investors focused on risk and sustainability.

  • March 12, 2020
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Create Customized Portfolios Using Direct Indexing

See how index portfolios can be customized for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) or strategic investment goals using active screening techniques.

Diversity in Asset Management: Staying Ahead of Investor Expectations

A diverse workforce challenges conventional thinking and creates a more dynamic and rewarding work environment. It may also lead to better experiences for clients.

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Retirement Investments That Align With Company’s Mission

The Executive Director of The Solar Foundation explains why they chose the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® for the foundation’s 401(k) plan.

  • February 25, 2020
Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape

Gauging the environmental and social impact of utility companies requires a look at how their energy source mix may impact their long-term sustainability.

  • February 13, 2020
ESG and Sustainable Investing: Uncovering Motivations, Dispelling Myths

It’s time to challenge many of the biggest misconceptions about ESG and sustainable investing so that conversations can be more productive.

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It’s Just Good Business: Using ESG in the Investment Process

Incorporating sustainability analysis in an investment strategy may help uncover opportunities and avoid potential risks.

  • December 12, 2019
Combining Investor and Climate Change Goals for Better Outcomes

Perspectives on investing for a low carbon world and delivering competitive returns from a Mirova sustainable investments research analyst.

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Plan Participant Taking Sustainability Seriously

Find out why offering an ESG-driven target date fund option led one investor to invest more in his 401(k) plan.

  • August 22, 2019
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ESG Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds

Individuals and professionals say ESG investing can help them align assets with personal values — and has the potential to drive real results.

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Mission Critical: Sustainable Retirement Investing

See why the Shelton Group uses the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® in their 401(k) plan.

  • August 13, 2018
Four Key Insights into Establishing the California Green Bond Market

Investor motivations, perceptions, and knowledge gaps that may influence the state of California’s green bond market.

Environmental, Social and Governance Issues: Sentiment Across Surveys

Individuals want investments that reflect their personal values, but professional investors are skeptical about performance.