TIFF’s Commitment to Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing takes many forms.  Common among them is increased awareness of the impact that businesses have on the ecological and human systems in which they operate.  This awareness is increasing significantly as the world becomes more connected, more transparent, and better understands the capital markets’ potential to both contribute to and solve environmental and social issues.  As a result, growth in sustainable investing has been strong.  According to the Global Sustainable Investment Review, sustainable investing assets topped $30 trillion at the end of 2018.  TIFF’s unique approach to sustainable investing is centered around helping our nonprofit members better align their investments with their values, while being on the positive side of sustainability-driven disruption and secular change.

TIFF has incorporated certain environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our investment approach since our inception in 1991, guided by our mission of serving non-profit investors.  We recently enhanced our comprehensive endowment solutions to include a sustainability-oriented offering with a greater focus on ESG.  This paper summarizes TIFF’s approach to sustainable investing, why it is differentiated, and why we feel it is well-suited to the endowment and foundation investment community.

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