Choose investments that make a difference. Desjardins, a leader in the field of responsible investment (RI), now offers 8 new RI exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
ETFs offer several key advantages:
|ETF name||Features||Ticker symbol||Management fees|
|Desjardins RI Active Canadian Bond - Low CO2 ETF||Fixed-income Asset||DRCU||0.35%|
|Desjardins RI Canada - Low CO2 Index ETF||Capitalization-weighted||DRMC||0.25%|
|Desjardins RI USA – Low CO2 Index ETF||Capitalization-weighted||DRMU||0.25%|
|Desjardins RI Canada Multifactor – Low CO2 ETF||Multifactor||DRFC||0.50%|
|Desjardins RI USA Multifactor – Low CO2 ETF||Multifactor||DRFU||0.50%|
|Desjardins RI Developed ex-USA ex-Canada Multifactor – Low CO2 ETF||Multifactor||DRFD||0.60%|
|Desjardins RI Emerging Markets Multifactor - Low CO2 ETF
|Desjardins RI Global Multifactor – Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF
Our responsible investment ETFs replicate their benchmark indices while following one of two general approaches to climate change risk factors.
Responsible investment ETFs provide attractive growth potential while supporting the transition to a greener economy.
Securities held in our responsible investment ETFs must meet strict selection criteria.
Inspired by the United Nations Global Compact, we exclude companies that profit from the sale of controversial weapons, or from the production and/or manufacturing of tobacco.
Each company’s environmental, social and governance practices (ESG), measuring risks and impacts on long-term investment value are taken into consideration. The securities are then analyzed along predefined ESG objectives and performance criteria and positions are held in only the top performers—i.e. “best in class.”
Companies selected for our RI ETF portfolios are also subject to our shareholder engagement policies. As shareholders, we will work with management teams to influence the companies through open and direct dialogue, exercising voting rights and through submitting proposals designed to improve the companies positioning from a variety of Societal, Governance or Environmental perspectives.