Marquette Joins in Founding of Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group (ICSWG-US)

May 12, 2021

Announced today, Marquette has joined thirteen institutional investment consulting firms in the U.S. in establishing the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group – US (ICSWG-US). The aim of this cooperative is to promote and improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.

The ICSWG-US aspires to:

  • Engage across a broad range of stakeholders, including asset owners, asset managers, and regulators;
  • Seek investment outcomes that are genuinely sustainable and not a tick-the-box exercise;
  • Align with and support existing industry bodies and initiatives;
  • Support clients who lack the resources to engage directly with industry initiatives;
  • Create a guiding set of principles that identify good practice with practical advice; and
  • Be a body where regulators, policymakers, and other stakeholders can seek input when they need a view from investment consultants.

For more information, please see the full press release and ICSWG-US website.

Nichole Roman-Bhatty, CIMA®, Managing Partner and Founder and Co-Lead of Marquette’s Sustainable Investing Group, was quoted in the release: “As we’ve seen growth from both the demand for diversity and inclusion in the investment industry as well as the number of sustainable investing solutions in the market, this new consultant initiative lends an important voice for defining best practices. The consultant community is uniquely positioned to marry investor interest with market feasibility, making this collective effort vital to developing standardization around reporting and ultimately providing a better framework towards building successful, sustainable investment portfolios.”

For more information about Marquette’s approach to sustainable investing, reference our Expertise page and research.

 

About Marquette Associates
Marquette was founded in 1986 with the sole objective of providing investment consulting at the highest caliber of service. Our expertise is grounded in our commitment to client service — our team aims to be a trusted partner and as fiduciaries, our clients’ interests and objectives are at the center of everything we do. Our approach brings together the real-world experience of our people and our dedication to creativity and critical thinking in order to empower our clients to meet their goals.

 

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