Highlight from Our ESG Research: Community Investing

August 2022

At Domini, we conduct proprietary in-house research to evaluate the social and environmental performance of our investments. Our in-depth, independent ESG research and high standards help create prosperity not only for portfolios, but for people and planet too. During our research process, we discover many innovative initiatives worth sharing.

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Northern Trust

Held in the Domini Impact Equity Fund portfolio.

At the intersection of financial management and social change sits the practice of socially responsible investing. Northern Trust Corp. is a U.S.-based asset manager and financial services provider that uses its business model to help meet the needs of its employees, stakeholders, and the public.

The core of Northern Trust’s socially responsible approach is its substantial community investment portfolio, which includes $3 billion for affordable housing, $208 million for micro-loans and job creation, $185 million for education and social services, and $37 million in investments for CDFIs and community credit unions that provide capital for unbanked and underbanked communities. As of 2021, Northern Trust had over $150 billion of assets that integrated ESG issues and sustainability-themed investing and screening.

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