Responsible investment specialist breaks down why every client deserves an ESG explainer, and finding the right RI fit can be challenging
New ISSB guidance on climate-related disclosures will make it easier for Canadian investors to see which companies will be ready for the net-zero economy.
Canada is at risk of losing out in the race to attract tens of billions of dollars for retooling its economy to meet climate targets as a new green investing guidebook remains stuck in limbo in Ottawa, the head of the industry group charged with developing it says.
ESG integration is the most popular strategy among Canadian sustainable investment funds, with 83% of the 415 funds classified under the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) responsible investing framework employing it.
But what exactly is ESG integration, anyway?
While Canada’s responsible investment space saw its fair share of challenges in 2022, the Responsible Investment Association of Canada’s (RIA) latest Investor Opinion survey shows that it’s still fertile ground for advisors looking to forge deeper client relationships, according to experts.
The Responsible Investment Association released the 2022 Canadian Responsible Investment Trends Report. This much-anticipated annual offering shows how the biggest investors are approaching responsible investing — currently a $3-trillion sum in Canada.
In this episode of ‘Responsible Investing for a Sustainable Economy,’ RIA CEO Patricia Fletcher joins host Tim Nash to unpack this year’s findings.
For many Canadians, it’s important that their investments reflect their personal values. A first step may be to avoid investing in companies whose business they see as unethical, such as weapons manufacturers, tobacco and fossil-fuel companies. But an increasing number of people are looking to go further. They want to invest in firms that are working actively to make the world a better place.
An expert panel on sustainable finance is advocating for the government to implement a number of recommendations, including some related to pension plans and individual retirement savings accounts.
Final report provides concrete recommendations to bring sustainable investment into the mainstream.
A collection of institutional investors is endorsing an expert panel’s recommendations calling for regulators, the financial industry and investors to drive sustainable investment through the traditional financial sector.
Canadians are increasingly interested in responsible investments (RI), according to a survey published Thursday by Montreal-based Desjardins Group.
According to the survey, Canadians became more familiar with, and interested in, RI between 2016 and 2018. The percentage of respondents who said they were interested in RI increased to 72% from 66% over the same two-year period.
Close to one-fifth of respondents said they had discussed RI with their advisor.