Investors are more interested in environmental and social issues than ever before and expect to talk about it. Responsible investment (RI) aims to offer your clients performing solutions that can make a positive impact on the world and potentially on their portfolio at the same time.
70% of Desjardins SocieTerra Funds are in the 1st quartile for 3-year returns1.
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* 72% of investors are interested in RI.
Responsible Investment Association (RIA), 2020 RIA Investor Opinion Survey: Canadian Investor Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion, October 2020, October 15, 2020, p. 7. [cited February 1, 2020].
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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 positive returns, we promise to provide you with concrete results of the impact 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 impact that you can have by investing in certain companies.
Your investments can have a real impact 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.
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.