Invest in the Future, Including Your Own
Thornburg Better World International Fund
offers a distinct approach to environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG) overseas. The Fund is a focused expression of our sustainable investing approach to ESG. We strive to provide a high total return by investing in high-quality, attractively priced companies that we believe have a positive impact on the world around us. Like all of our funds, it applies our experience and global research capabilities as well as our collaborative structure.
"Thornburg has always been
committed to adhering to our
values and investment principles
while delivering solutions
that meet demands in the
marketplace. This fund is a
natural extension of our longstanding
culture of caring,
which goes deeper than any
single investment strategy.
Being community minded is
central to Thornburg's values
and has helped guide the firm
since our founding."
— Rolf Kelly, CFA
Applies Positive Screens in Stock Selection
Better World International Fund looks for high-quality,
attractively valued companies that, in our view, are making,
or will make, a positive impact on the world. Our research
focuses on companies with proof points that we think
demonstrate their power to last and grow over time. We
believe this is the most effective way to diversify into
business models that are sustainable and can drive long-term
A Sharp Focus on Sustainable Investing
Better World International Fund approaches the ESG space
with a sustainable investing discipline. Compared to impact
investing and socially responsible investing, sustainable
investing doesn’t just avoid certain companies or industries.
We believe companies that are pursuing sustainable
business models can also create lasting value for themselves
and their stakeholders, lower operating costs over the long
run, and facilitate better capital allocation, greater innovation,
and an enhanced reputation. Over time, these attributes can
be captured in potentially higher share prices.
Companies Making a Positive Impact on the World
We look for companies whose standards may have a long-term economic benefit directly on the
business and its stakeholders, like customers, employees, governments, and communities. With
the full support of the entire Thornburg investment team, our process works to identify business
models whose sustainability may offer investors a solid total return with less risk and volatility.
A Heritage of Community Support & Volunteerism
Better World International Fund is a natural extension of our corporate culture of responsibility.
Starting with founder and chairman Garrett Thornburg and spanning throughout the employee
ranks, our commitment to the community is seen through our corporate and individual
donations, frequent employee volunteerism, and even in our headquarters facility in Santa Fe,
which is LEED Gold certified for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design.
Investments carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Additional risks may be associated with investments outside the United States, especially in emerging markets, including currency fluctuations, illiquidity, volatility, and political and economic risks. Investments in small- and mid-capitalization companies may increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Investments in the Fund are not FDIC insured, nor are they bank deposits or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.
The performance of any index is not indicative of the performance of any particular investment. Unless otherwise noted, index returns reflect the reinvestment of income dividends and capital gains, if any, but do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. Investors may not make direct investments into any index.
Class I shares may not be available to all investors. Minimum investments for the I share class may be higher than those for other classes.
There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objectives.
Please see our glossary for a definition of terms.
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