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FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, has launched the FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund (ESG) and FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund (ESGG).

These funds use the latest data science techniques to combine key performance indicators (KPIs) in each of the environmental, social and governance buckets that are most influential in improving risk-adjusted returns.
 
FlexShares engaged STOXX, a global index provider, to measure the impact of ESG-related KPIs that are most influential in determining risk and returns across a global universe of stocks. The new funds integrate material, ESG-related KPIs into a targeted methodology that provides investors with an efficient, scalable option for sustainable investing.
 
“Investors are increasingly seeing ESG exposure as a core element of their portfolios that allows them to invest the way they live – that is, to invest in sustainable companies – while also focusing on reducing portfolio risk and enhancing long-term growth,” says Shundrawn Thomas, head of Northern Trust’s funds and managed accounts group. “The launches of ESG and ESGG allow investors to incorporate sustainable investing values into their investment strategy as a core portfolio element.”

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