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According to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2023, biodiversity loss is one of the biggest threats facing humanity in the next 10 years.
Less than 1% of the world's water supply is suitable for personal, agricultural and industrial use. With population growth and global economic development, more people are using more water.Read the article
Capitalizing on the benefits of female leadership is increasingly recognized as a winning strategy in many spheres. Companies with more women in leadership tend to have better financial results, a more innovative approach and better decision making.Read the article
Our growing energy needs are the main contributors to climate change. Energy comes mainly from fossil sources that generate nearly 60% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. To combat climate change, companies and businesses must turn to greater electrification of activities.Read the article
Food is a major challenge as we strive to build a more sustainable world. Learn more about some of the companies that offer products and services related to sustainable agriculture.Read the article
Around 75% of the global workforce is moderately or heavily dependent on water. Water and access to water are drivers for both economic growth and the improvement of human health. All the more reason to protect and properly manage this precious resource.
Our economy is based on a linear model of production and consumption. This model has now reached its limit. Many of the companies included in SocieTerra funds are working on their own solutions to these challenges.
Advisor's Edge, Expert Advice
«What is a net-zero portfolio?» - External link. Opens in a new window.
Investment Executive, Expert Advice
«Low carbon investing is not a simple decision» - External link. Opens in a new window.
The Globe and Mail, Expert Advice
«Why should investors look at shareholder engagement to influence actions on ESG?» - External link. Opens in a new window.
«Pushback against ESG, claims of greenwashing have 'some legitimacy,' but will help improve transparency» - External link. Opens in a new window.
«Why should biodiversity be part of the ESG mix?» - External link. Opens in a new window.
«What makes an investment option truly green?» - External link. Opens in a new window.
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