NTAM adds natural capital Paris-aligned fund

Northern Trust Asset Management has launched the World Natural Capital Paris-Aligned Index strategy.

The strategy aims to match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI World Natural Capital Paris-Aligned Equity Select Index, an index that screens companies linked to ecosystem loss and water pollution, and to those that are mis-aligned with UN SDGs 14 (Life Below Water) and SDG 15 (Life on Land). There is increased exposure to companies with nature-related transition opportunities including those with environmental impact solutions revenue and positive transition preparedness considering land use and biodiversity, resource use and emissions, effluents and waste.

Marie Dzanis, head of NTAM in EMEA, said: “As the world is moving towards net-zero targets, we are seeing an increased interest in the solutions supporting those commitments. With this strategy, based on more than 30 years of experience managing socially responsible strategies, we’re looking to efficiently integrate climate and natural capital considerations.”