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According to its 2022 Sustainability Report, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance prioritizes maximum energy efficiency and onsite waste reduction, in pursuit of environmental sustainability. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance's latest filings mentioned the keywords 'Carbon Footprints' and 'Clean Energy' most number of times in relation to 'Climate Change'. Northwestern Mutual is engaged with reputable solar energy sponsors in the United States, participating in tax equity investments that deliver benefits such as long-term job opportunities and affordable clean energy to surrounding communities. The company has taken steps to reduce its carbon emissions, including investing in green projects, reducing paper use, and recycling. Northwestern Mutual has established a team to identify emerging expectations and data sources and coordinate assessment and prioritization of climate-related risks. The company has also established a baseline carbon footprint consistent with Greenhouse Gas Protocol and filed its first Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report in 2022.
Northwestern Mutual has estimated that the carbon offset of one of its portfolios, which includes utility-scale solar and distributed residential generation assets spanning 21 states, is 5.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The company focuses on green investments that support or are sensitive to the environment, including public and private corporate and sovereign green, social, sustainable, and sustainability-linked bonds and loans linked to renewable and alternative energy projects. Northwestern Mutual has also taken steps to reduce its paper use, which has cut related CO2 emissions by 47%, equivalent to removing 670 vehicles from the road. The company recycles various materials, including batteries, steel, cardboard, pens, paper, eyeglasses, glass, monitors, plastic, computers, aluminum, and light bulbs.
Northwestern Mutual has established a climate risk stakeholders group to identify emerging expectations and data sources and coordinate assessment and prioritization of climate-related risks. The company has also established processes for measuring and improving its carbon footprint and implementing auditable ESG practices across general account assets, and has created benchmarks for green building design and construction, including extensive use of recycled building materials, reduced water consumption, and improved energy efficiency.
The company seeks to invest at least 5% of general account assets in socially and environmentally responsible investments without compromising return objectives. In particular, the company is focusing on green investments that support or are sensitive to the environment, including public and private corporate and sovereign green, social, sustainable, and sustainability linked-bonds and loans linked to renewable and alternative energy projects, projects qualifying for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing, real estate investments that meet nationally recognized sustainable building standards, and projects that invest in cleaning up state and federal environmentally contaminated sites.
In conclusion, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance demonstrates a strong commitment to environmental sustainability through initiatives such as maximum energy efficiency, onsite waste reduction, green investments, and carbon footprint reduction efforts.