A responsible approach to investing

We believe every investor should have the choice of investing in a sustainable way.  Our investing strategies take a responsible approach by balancing the need for a robust investment return with the objectives of environmental and social responsibility, along with sound governance.  Through a rigorous screening process, investors have the benefit of a greener, more sustainable investment portfolio.  We can prove that it is possible to do well by doing good. 

Environmentally Responsible Investing

It’s now possible to build a diversified investment portfolio that eliminates companies with fossil fuel reserves and significantly reduces current emissions.  We also focus on responsible land use and environmental waste and toxic spills.  When combined, these factors significantly reduce exposure to companies with poor environmental records and with a reliance on fossil fuels. 

Socially Responsible Investing

Most people are unaware that their portfolio holds stocks that manufacture weapons of war and hand-guns; use child labour or produce pornography.  Given the chance, many investors will take the opportunity to eliminate these companies from their portfolio.  The good news is that it is now possible through our socially responsible screens. 

Better Governance

Research suggests that the best run companies also provide the best investment returns, so a focus on responsible, well run companies that align community and shareholder expectations become more attractive investments. 

Carbon emissions | Land use | Forestry | Biodiversity Toxic spills | Waste | Water use
Socially Responsible
Gambling | Weapons and landmines | Child labour Adult entertainment | Alcohol and tobacco | Factory farming
Shareholder representation | Community engagement Ensuring Boards act responsibly | Aligning pay and performance | Conflicts of interest

Sustainable Investing

Talk to our portfolio planning and management specialists to find out more about our environmentally responsible investing options