Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality

Learn about our Racial Equity investment approach that uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • January 19, 2022
Paths to Net Zero by 2050 in Focus at Bloomberg Sustainable Summit Paths to Net Zero by 2050 in Focus at Bloomberg Sustainable Summit

Business, finance, and government experts consider the path to net zero at Bloomberg’s Sustainable Business Summit – Focus on Finance.

  • January 4, 2022
Green Vision: Travel Through Tech Odyssey Green Vision: Travel Through Tech Odyssey

Risks of the growing, unpredictable technology sector and its infinite possibilities to meet environmental and social challenges are explored by Mirova analyst.

Choosing an Optimal Target Date Solution Choosing an Optimal Target Date Solution

Balancing performance, fees, investment processes, and equity allocation parameters is key to evaluating target date fund managers.

Green Bonds: The Revolution in Fixed Income Green Bonds: The Revolution in Fixed Income

Mirova team members detail green bond basics, accelerating issuance, challenges, and their thoughtful methodology aimed to uncover only issues displaying integrity and ambition.

  • December 7, 2021
The Curious Case for Carbon The Curious Case for Carbon

Carbon allowances, as a tradeable commodity, may offer investors potential opportunities for diversification, hedging, and enhanced returns.

The Evolution of Target Date Funds in Retirement Plans 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.

ESG in Retirement Plans – Regulatory Update November 2021 ESG in Retirement Plans – Regulatory Update November 2021

Update on the Department of Labor’s proposed regulations related to ESG investing in retirement plans.

  • November 29, 2021
Portfolio Construction with ESG: Buy, Renovate or Build? Portfolio Construction with ESG: Buy, Renovate or Build?

Learn about three ways to create an investment portfolio with an ESG (environmental, social, governance) focus.

2021 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors ESG Insights 2021 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors ESG Insights

ESG Insights from the 2021 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors.

Who Are the Builders of a Sustainable World? Who Are the Builders of a Sustainable World?

Jens Peers, CEO of Mirova US, explains his team’s approach to identifying opportunities and why sustainability is an important driver of outperformance.

ESG Means Business
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ESG Means Business

From seeking to manage risk to uncovering opportunities, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) can be a powerful investment analysis tool for investors.

  • August 6, 2021
Natixis Investment Managers’ Stance on ESG in Retirement Plans Natixis Investment Managers’ Stance on ESG in Retirement Plans

Natixis Investment Managers recently urged the DOL to consider five key points related to ESG investing in retirement plans.

  • July 28, 2021
2021 ESG Investor Insight Report 2021 ESG Investor Insight Report

Investors and professionals are warming up to the potential of ESG. Our research offers insight into five critical questions about ESG investing.

Loomis Sayles: Fixed Income Approach to ESG and Corporate Issuers Loomis Sayles: Fixed Income Approach to ESG and Corporate Issuers

The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Team explains its ESG investment philosophy and enhancements to its capabilities and process.

  • March 23, 2021
Loomis Sayles: A Principled Approach to ESG in Investing Loomis Sayles: A Principled Approach to ESG in Investing

Well-known for deep proprietary research, Loomis Sayles believes that ESG considerations are an inextricable part of investment analysis.

  • March 22, 2021
Sustainable Funds in 403(b) Plan Underscore School’s Mission Sustainable Funds in 403(b) Plan Underscore School’s Mission

How United World College-USA drew on its educational philosophy as the foundation for the investments in its retirement plan.

  • March 16, 2021
A New Green Deal with Suzanne Senellart from Mirova
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A New Green Deal with Suzanne Senellart from Mirova

Mirova portfolio manager points out that as human activity threatens the planet, innovative green solutions are driving the transition to carbon neutrality.

  • March 11, 2021
Sustainable Funds in 401(k) Boosted Plan Participation and Contributions Sustainable Funds in 401(k) Boosted Plan Participation and Contributions

Research firm that adopted the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® saw a dramatic increase in retirement investing by its employees.

  • March 8, 2021
Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch

Recent trends include cash deployment, sustainable investment screening, and muni debt issuance by colleges and universities.

Sustainable Funds as 401(k) Option Improved Plan’s Contribution Rates 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
ESG Investment Terminology: What Exactly Are We Talking About? 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 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.

Sustainable Funds Drive Participation in Company’s 401(k)
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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
Investing for Retirement
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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
Out of the Frying Pan: Institutional Investors Are Responding to a Daunting – and Growing – Set of Challenges 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.

Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action 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
Create Customized Portfolios Using Direct Indexing
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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 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.

Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape 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 Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds
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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.

Mission Critical: Sustainable Retirement Investing
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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
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 Environmental, Social and Governance Issues: Sentiment Across Surveys

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