Sustainable 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

Institutional Investors

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. 

Endowments and Foundations

We work with endowments, foundations and other nonprofit organizations to help them pursue mission-aligned objectives. Through a disciplined and thoughtful approach, we help clients invest their capital in a manner that supports their long-term financial obligations as well as their goals for their communities and for society at large.

Recent Insights

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.
Read more

NOW Podcast, S4E4: Is “New” Nuclear the Answer?

Nuclear power has had a controversial history. Today, however, it is often considered an essential energy source for a lower-carbon future. In a continuation of our NOW series on the energy transition, Erika Pagel sits down with Joe Dominguez, CEO of Constellation, the leading operator of nuclear power plants in the US. Joe and Erika discuss progress in shifting to a lower-carbon economy, where nuclear fits in, promising innovations, and what it will take to get to net zero by 2050.
Read more

ESG: Virtue or Vice? Wrong Question.

2022 was the year when ESG investing was put under a microscope, and quite rightly. In 2023, Karina Funk urges us to remain vigilant of greenwashing, but also push ourselves to elevate our expectations of sustainable investing.
Read more

See More Recent Insights


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.
Learn more

PRI Podcast Featuring Lisa Abraham

Lisa Abraham was a featured guest recently on a Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) podcast focused on how Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines are being incorporated into credit risk analysis.
Learn more

Brown Advisory Launches Sustainable Value Mutual Fund

The Fund seeks to invest in large market capitalization companies that exhibit durable fundamentals and capital discipline, that are deemed undervalued by the portfolio manager, and that satisfy the Fund’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) criteria.
Learn more

See More Recent News


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


We are committed to addressing climate change from both an investment and operational lens.

Learn more


Meet the Team

Dedicated SI Professionals

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


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.
Learn more

Get in touch

Locate the Brown Advisory office closest to you, or reach out to a member of our team.

Contact Us