Help your clients make investments that can make a difference
We care about responsible investing (RI). For more than 30 years, we’ve been offering RI–that’s 30 years of making a difference. Our track record and years of expertise in RI demonstrate how your clients’ investments can concretely make a difference for their portfolios and the planet.
Discover the new Desjardins SocieTerra funds:
To invest in a balanced strategy that capitalizes on the transition to a sustainable world.
The fund invests in the Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund, the Desjardins SocieTerra Positive Change Fund and the Desjardins SocieTerra Global Opportunities Fund, managed by Mirova, Baillie Gifford and Impax Asset Management, respectively.Learn more - Desjardins SocieTerra Global Balanced Fund
To invest in emerging international companies with the potential to grow sustainably.
Portfolio manager Baillie Gifford employs a bottom-up approach to stock selection, assessing a company’s ability to deliver sustainable growth over the long term and incorporating ESG factors in its selection criteria.Learn more - Desjardins SocieTerra International Small Cap Equity Fund
To invest in emerging US companies with some of the best ESG practices.
The fund aims to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in securities of smaller-sized companies offering higher growth potential than that of large cap American securities, while applying ESG criteria to portfolio holdings.Learn more - Desjardins SocieTerra American Small Cap Equity Fund
Among Desjardins RI solutions, three funds obtained five stars in the Morningstar rankings 1:
Desjardins SocieTerra American Equity Fund (F)
Desjardins SocieTerra CleanTech Fund (F)
Desjardins SocieTerra Maximum Growth Portfolio (F)
Our responsible investing approach combines several strategies to allow investors to use their savings to make a difference. For example, we select companies that are leaders in their industry and adopt practices that meet the environmental, social and governance criteria of RI. This includes:
A full 78% of Canadian investors who are interested in RI expect to be informed about how their investments can make a difference on society and the environment2. Our excellence and innovation in communicating this make them easy to understand and meaningful for you and your clients
Learn more about the positive outcomes of businesses that make up our Desjardins Responsible Investment Funds
Looking for alternative ways to invest responsibly? Our lineup of responsible investment exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provides a different approach, but with the same goal: investing in sustainable development without compromising on growth. Desjardins responsible investment ETFs are part of a line of investment products designed to support actions against climate change and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Explore our suite of Desjardins responsible investment ETFs
The Desjardins Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently, and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns as indicated in this document including changes in securities value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not consider sales, redemption, distribution or other optional charges, or income taxes payable by any securityholder, that would have reduced returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The Desjardins Funds are offered by registered dealers.
The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. is the manager and portfolio manager of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds. The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are offered by registered dealers.
Investments that work toward a better world
Investing responsibly means using your savings as a lever for change and making a positive contribution to society and the planet. Our 30-year responsible investment experience has led us to create diversified products, allowing you to be part of the solution for a better future, without comprising returns.
Our expertise can take you where you want to go. In addition to offering you a large array of investment funds focused on financial returns, we promise to provide you with concrete outcomes that your investments are having on society and the planet. It's our way of showing you the added value of your investments, and the positive outcomes that you can have by investing in certain companies.
Your investments can have concrete outcomes on:
Responsible investing prioritizes companies that adapt their practices to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria to meet the challenges of the global economy.
In addition to applying to certain financial products, these criteria steer business decisions and define the way the business is run.
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Learn more about the companies that make up our responsible investment portfolios
Potential RI returns are just as good, and sometimes better, than those of traditional investments. You don't need to sacrifice returns to stay true to your values1.
RI tends to decrease risk. Several studies have shown that companies that value ESG criteria are better equipped to manage risk, which potentially increases returns.
A proven history
The first RI fund was created in Europe in 1965. Today, RI represents more than 61.8% of Canadian investments2.
You have access to all main asset categories, including high-yield bond funds, emerging markets and small and mid-cap companies.
Our expertise can take you where you want to go. We have the widest range of responsible investment products in Canada. You can count on our team of specialists to make a difference while managing your portfolio and investments, aiming for the best possible returns.
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