Sustainable investing
is smart investing.

sustainable investing colleagues

Louise Nankiinga, Senior ESG Equity Research Analyst, Katherine Kroll, Director of Equity ESG Research and Strategy, and Karina Funk, Portfolio Manager and Chair of Sustainable Investing.

With a 12+ year track record in sustainable investing, we believe sustainability is an essential part of thoughtful investing.


We see incorporating a broad range of risks and opportunities into our research process as an important tool to generate long-term performance—including how a company or potential investment is managing products, services and solutions in the face of climate change and other long-term societal forces.

Just as we do not build portfolios based on models, we do not make assumptions about what sustainability means to a client. It can be a path to investment performance, a way to reflect values through an investment portfolio, an opportunity to make an impact on the world.

Our Sustainable Solutions

Institutions and Intermediaries

Brown Advisory delivers a wide range of sustainable equity and fixed income strategies to institutional investors. We help our clients achieve their financial and sustainable objectives with concentrated, actively managed portfolios powered by in-depth fundamental and ESG research, a disciplined investment process and outcome-focused ESG engagement.

Individuals and Families

For many years, we have worked with individuals, families and family offices to help them pursue their financial objectives, align their portfolios with their values, and make a positive impact in the world with their capital. 

Charities and Foundations

Adding a mission-aligned dimension to a charity's investment program can be a complex exercise. The consideration of ESG factors for performance reasons is becoming widely accepted, but when it comes to mission alignment, charities often have multiple return, risk, alignment and impact they seek to pursue simultaneously. Moreover, many charities, endowments and foundations have a variety of stakeholders with different priorities.

Recent News

Brown Advisory’s 2021 PRI Assessment Report

Brown Advisory has been a signatory to the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) since 2014. Each year, we complete a rigorous disclosure of our sustainable investing practices as part of our obligation as a signatory, and PRI in turn provides an evaluation of our practices and rates us relative to our peers in a variety of categories.
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Reflections on Stewardship

Brown Advisory has been added as a signatory of the U.K. Stewardship Code, reflecting our deep commitment to our clients, colleagues and communities. At Brown Advisory we think about stewardship broadly—indeed, the idea behind our purpose “raise the future” is the deep sense of responsibility we feel to help create a better and more sustainable future.
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Global Sustainable Fixed Income Launch

In February 2022 we launched the Brown Advisory Global Sustainable Total Return Bond strategy which takes a global, sustainable and dynamic approach, seeking to offer investors access to an attractive stream of income and risk-adjusted returns while simultaneously generating a positive impact on global sustainability.
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Recent Publications

Investing in a Resilient Future: Our Role in Supporting the Climate

In this 2022 report, we discuss how we incorporate climate considerations into our investment decisions, and how we aim to encourage companies and bond issuers to make progress on managing the climate risks they face. Our initial commitments under the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative (NZAMi) are included.
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NOW Podcast, S4E3: Why Solar?

In this episode we are diving into renewables, and specifically into solar power. Erika Pagel sits down with Raghu Belur, the Co-founder and Chief Products Officer of Enphase Energy, which has revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology. Erika and Raghu explore solar—in terms of economics, job creation, energy security and climate action.
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Sustainable Sovereigns: Integrating ESG Analysis into Government Debt Research

Some years ago, we expanded our ESG framework into sovereign bonds, a relatively less developed area in sustainable fixed income. We view sovereign bonds as an asset class with the potential to achieve progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs), as sovereign issuers have ample ability and reach to address key environmental and social challenges.
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Reporting and Policy Statements


Transparency and disclosure are essential drivers of progress in sustainable investing. We seek to hold ourselves to the same standards that we expect of companies, municipalities and bond issuers, in terms of offering clear policies that describe our sustainable investment approach, as well as periodic reports on the impact and sustainable merits of our strategies.

Platform Policies and Reports

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SI Advisory Board

Our team is made up of committed experts that deliver the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience that our clients require.
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