Responsible Investing

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Why is Responsible Investing Important?

Often investment success is defined by more than just financial gains. For many investors, how they pursue their goals also matters. Responsible Investing is an approach that aligns your portfolio with your personal values. It can also be a strategy to manage hidden Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks that could negatively affect your investments.

Our Approach

PNC believes that delivering Responsible Investing strategies is vital to serving our clients. Responsible Investing has been an element of our investment process for some time and we continue to expand our capabilities in this area to more effectively serve growing investor interest.

You should not have to choose between investing according to your values and investing for your financial goals. You can do both and at PNC, we call that responsible investing. When individuals, families or institutions express a desire to align their investments, values and goals, we carefully construct a portfolio that is designed to achieve their designated objectives while also respecting their principles.

Through a spectrum of responsible investing capabilities, we work with you to develop a customized approach.

Our Solution & Process

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When you choose Responsible Investing, we integrate your preference through our entire investment process.

From design and construction through implementation and assessment, PNC aligns our Responsible Investing solutions with your investment goals, values and aspirations using five core components:

  1. Dedicated Responsible Investing Vehicles
  2. Custom Screening of Passive and Active Portfolios
  3. Use of Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG) Ratings to Evaluate Investment Strategies
  4. Proxy Voting for Purposes of Shareholder Advocacy
  5. Fund for Charitable Giving

Insights to Guide Your Path

Key PNC thought leaders explore Responsible Investing topics including trends, strategies and research through detailed articles and white papers.

Manage Assets

How Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing Benefits Organizations

PNC explains how organizations can identify ESG investing priorities that both impact social change and provide desired risk/return characteristics.

24:21 min video

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How the NFL’s Inspire Change Initiative is Driving Social Responsibility

The NFL shares insights on its Inspire Change Initiative and how the league is driving positive change in our nation’s communities.

35:26 min video

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The Power of Partnerships to Cause Social Change

PNC and Howard University describe how investments in corporate/nonprofit partnerships can amplify the impact each organization can make.

21:56 min video

Important Legal Disclosures & Information

Important Information: At PNC we are committed to keeping you informed about any changes regarding our fiduciary status under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, as applicable, with respect to certain services we provide to IRA accounts. Learn More »

The material presented herein is of a general nature and does not constitute the provision by PNC of investment, legal, tax, or accounting advice to any person, or a recommendation to buy or sell any security or adopt any investment strategy. Opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. The information was obtained from sources deemed reliable. Such information is not guaranteed as to its accuracy. You should seek the advice of an investment professional to tailor a financial plan to your particular needs. For more information, please contact PNC at 1-888-762-6226.

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