Sustainability & Climate: What Gets Measured Gets Done

Presented by

Christopher Huemmer, Northern Trust Asset Management | Hamish Seegopaul , Qontigo | Brendan Maton, IPE

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*For professional investors only* – Creating & Implementing a Forward-Looking Rules-Based Approach to Sustainability & Climate – Now more than ever, investors are turning to ETFs powered by rules-based indices to build more sustainable portfolios. With climate-related risks posing a potential threat to the long-term strength of many institutional investment portfolios and with the increasing volume of data to help identify key climate-related risks and opportunities, two experts at FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds & Qontigo explain the process of creating indices that effectively incorporate climate metrics and investment factors such as high dividend, quality and low volatility into the index construction process. Join us for an in-depth partnership discussion on the creation and usage of the recently launched iSTOXX® Northern Trust Climate ESG Indices – that address two challenges that professional investors are dealing with in this low yield, high volatility market. Agenda includes: • Conversation around the partnership between Northern Trust Asset Management and Qontigo that drove the index creation process; • A closer look at how the indices embed SASB’s Materiality Map® in an effort to identify sustainability issues that are likely to affect the financial condition or operating performance of companies within a given industry; • Integrating a multi-factor approach including the application of a quality process that consists of three composite categories – Management Efficiency, Profitability & Cash Flow/ Financial Strength in order to identify sustainable dividends. Presented by: – Christopher Huemmer – Senior Investment Strategist, FlexShares ETFs, Northern Trust Asset Management – Hamish Seegopaul – Managing Director, R&D, ESG and Quantitative Indices, Qontigo

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