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Taking Care of Our Environment

Our commitment to the environment is a shared endeavor – across our company, within our city and around the globe. As a Fortune 500®* company, it is our responsibility to do our best and challenge ourselves to do more.
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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Throughout our home office campus we have several ongoing sustainability projects, including the use of daylight harvesting. Daylight harvesting is a technology that automatically adjusts interior LED lights based on how much sunlight comes in through exterior windows.

 70,000 square feet of our campus uses daylight harvesting

Energy & Operational Efficiencies

Doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint takes many forms. We continue to pursue technology that helps us become digital-focused and reduce paper billing.

Sorted Office Paper**

98 Tons


25 Tons

Total Recycled Materials

123 Tons

Investing Responsibly

We believe in repeatable practices that balance risk and return while adhering to the investment policies and framework set forth by each individual client.

Fort Washington's Approach to Responsible Investing

A Western & Southern subsidiary founded in 1990, Fort Washington Investment Advisors manages capital across a range of strategies, including public equity, fixed income, multi-asset class solutions, and alternatives such as public equity and private debt.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors works closely with its clients, including Western & Southern, to understand their responsible investment preferences and contrast portfolios for them accordingly. They believe in repeatable processes that balance risk and return while adhering to the policies and framework set forth by each individual client.

Responsible Investment in Action

Fort Washington’s investment teams make use of reputable third-party data, including MSCI ESG research and Morningstar Sustainability Rating services to assess company, portfolio and manager-level exposures to ESG factors.

  • Environmental Factors: Climate change, resource depletion, renewable energy sourcing, waste, pollution and deforestation.
  • Social Factors: Working conditions, discrimination, diversity policies, labor abuse, child labor, health and safety, alcohol and weapons.
  • Governance Factors: Executive pay, bribery, corruption, political lobbying and board diversity/structure.
Learn More About Fort Washington's Approach
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A Rigorous ESG Framework for Investment Research

Touchstone Investments engages 14 investment managers to sub-advise its 28 mutual funds and seven exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Touchstone launched three new ETFs, one of which was the Touchstone Climate Transition ETF, sub-advised by Lombard Odier Investment Management of Geneva, Switzerland. In conducting due diligence to identify and monitor its investment managers, Touchstone developed a proprietary and rigorous set of ESG- and diversity- and inclusion-specific questions that are incorporated into requests for information. The responses to the questions and interactions that they inspire are integral elements of Touchstone’s asset manager evaluation discipline.

All of Touchstone’s sub-advisors are PRI signatories and multiple Touchstone Funds emphasize specific aspects of ESG and/or impact investing. Touchstone and its sub-advisors provide relevant insights regarding ESG investing via content like white papers, presentations, fact sheets and, where applicable, periodic sustainability or impact reports empowering our clients to make investment decisions that align with their core beliefs.

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Our Corporate Responsibility Report highlights our efforts to create value for you and the communities we serve. Accomplishing our mission relies on key practices and policies designed to leave a positive impact on you, our communities and the world.


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** Sorted office paper consists of forms and business documents that are recycled and shredded.