Invest in the Future, Including Your Own
Thornburg Better World International Fund
offers a distinct approach to
environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG) overseas. 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. 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.
A Sharp Focus on Sustainable Investing
The fund approaches the ESG space with a sustainable investing discipline. 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 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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