We help align environmental priorities
with investment goals


Focusing on the factors that
are most important

Sustainability Overview

The United Nations describes sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Every decision you make has an impact on the world around you. Why should your investment portfolio be any different?

An Overview

We provide effective investment solutions to clients who are highly conscious of the environmental impact of their investments. The guiding light in these efforts has been to achieve the dual goal of efficiently taking into account sustainability considerations while building robust investment solutions expected to grow savings for future consumption.

The resulting strategies systematically evaluate sustainability metrics among companies across all major industries, excluding or penalizing companies that rank poorly while emphasizing companies with higher sustainability scores. At the same time, the strategies are broadly diversified and target the sources of higher expected returns while minimizing turnover and trading costs and ensuring broad diversification across countries, industries, and companies. Ultimately, by combining an integrated approach to sustainability investing with a robust investment design, Dimensional offers investment solutions for investors who want to pursue higher expected returns while upholding their environmental values.

What we look for in companies
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity
  • Land Use and Biodiversity
  • Toxic Spills and Releases
  • Operational Waste
  • Water Management
Sustainability Investing

For more detail regarding the risks affecting our sustainability portfolios