2020 Impact Report from Natural Ivestments
Natural Investments has released it’s 2020 Social Impact Report. 2020 was a year of transformation, full of crisis and opportunity. Some highlights from the report include NI’s statement on the firm’s long-term commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, a tribute to the firm’s founder Jack Brill, and spotlights on many of the impact funds that the firm helps its clients invest in.
Despite the massive economic and social disruption wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, governments and investors continued to buoy the capital markets. Conscientious investors saw the opportunity to channel their money into funds supporting families and small businesses in crisis. Last year, Natural Investments and our clients held $785M in responsibly managed assets, representing a 21% increase from the prior year.
We directed a significant proportion of our client investments (approximately $541M) toward responsibly managed mutual funds and separately managed accounts that use ESG integration strategies. Applying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria helps us screen out firms with the worst corporate behavior, an approach that minimizes poor performance risk, as shown by numerous studies.Visit the Natural Investments website to learn more about the firm’s sustainable and responsible impact and download a full copy of the 2020 Social Impact Report.