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September 07, 2021

Glenmede Sustainable & Impact Team Wins Wealth Manager of the Year Award

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – September 8, 2021 Glenmede, a privately held and independently owned investment and wealth management firm, announced that its Sustainable & Impact (S&I) Investing team was named the winner of the Wealth Manager of the Year category in Environmental Finance’s IMPACT Awards 2021.

The IMPACT awards recognize the work of impact investors and highlight emerging pockets of best practice across all asset classes and all geographies. The award is given to asset managers that claim to have advanced the cause of impact investing and made a significant contribution to people and the planet. Award recipients are selected by an advisory panel of industry experts along with the Environmental Finance editorial team.

“We are thrilled to accept this award from Environmental Finance, a publication we greatly respect and believe has its finger on the pulse of where the impact investing market is going,” says Mark Hays, Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing at Glenmede. “We believe this award reflects our market leadership in sustainable and impact investing and look forward to partnering with a growing number of clients to design portfolios seeking to generate strong risk-adjusted returns alongside environmental and societal impact.”

Glenmede provides guided access to an open architecture S&I investment platform and diverse strategies across public and private markets, all with the ability to customize portfolios for a range of client objectives. Glenmede’s award-winning entry demonstrated that the firm has significantly evolved its platform over the past year, with specific developments that illustrate the firm’s cutting-edge leadership and commitment to S&I investing:

  • Glenmede expanded its S&I investment platform, enabling the design of customized portfolios across a greater number of asset classes and geographies with thematic focuses such as climate change, racial and gender equity, and intersection of environmental and racial justice. Glenmede also expanded its environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact measurement capabilities in an effort to capture and monitor progress alongside financial results.
  • Glenmede’s S&I Investing team published several research papers and short-form insights pieces on key issues influencing investment portfolios such as climate change, gender equity and racial equity. The team also published a piece on fiduciary duty, which was shared in the Journal of Wealth Management in August 2021.
  • The Sustainable & Impact Investing team collaborated with several organizations, publications and programming and participated in 48 industry conferences and panels discussing topics such as ESG, sustainability and impact investing.

About Glenmede

The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. (“Glenmede”) is among the nation’s leading investment and wealth management firms. Together with its affiliates, the company oversees $44 billion of assets under management for high-net-worth individuals, families, family offices, endowments, foundations and institutional clients. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the firm has offices in Ohio, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh and Washington DC.