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Environmental, Social and Governance Investing

Northwestern University is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. The guiding Principles of this organization, listed below, broadly inform the policies and procedures established by the Northwestern University Investment Office as it relates to the consideration of environmental, social, and corporate governance issues in potential investments.

The Principles are as follows:

  1. We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  2. We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  3. We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  5. We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  6. We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

For more information on the Principles of Responsible Investment, visit