Responsible Investing

Building your wealth. Building our future.

  • A responsible investment that makes a difference
  • Offers an attractive return potential, sometimes higher than the return on traditional investments
  • Concrete impact on the environment and the communities
  • Initial investment of $500 
  • Growing new global market offering highly transparent standards
  • Bonds having the same financial attributes as traditional bonds
  • Portfolio managers are a reference for this new, growing market segment
  • A fully integrated ESG approach
  • Concrete measures of positive impact
  • Breadth and depth of a three-in-one investment strategy
  • Approach that integrates ESG criteria
  • Proven, reliable, strong and constant investment process
  • Portfolio that reflects the portfolio managers' strong convictions
  • Participates in sustainable growth themes in the international sphere
  • Invests in companies selected according to their prospects for sustainable growth
  • Benefits from broad geographic allocation guidelines
  • Selection of companies whose activities have a lower environmental impact than comparable companies
  • Rigorous stock selection process
  • Expertise of a leading responsible investment manager
  • Invests to generate a global impact according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Program
  • Bases its philosophy on themes aimed at improving the quality of life on a global scale
  • Measures securities’ results according to company intent, product impact and business practices
  • Companies that benefit from global challenges
  • Positive Impacts for the environment
  • Portfolio managers recognized in their domain
  • The first Canadian equity mutual fund of responsible investment companies located in emerging countries
  • Encourages the consideration of environmental footprints of companies in emerging countries
  • Integrates ESG factors throughout the investment process

For example, between 2000 and 2014, the socially responsible Jantzi Social Index® outperformed the traditional S&P/TSX 60 Index. The S&P/TSX 60 Index is designed to represent leading companies in leading industries.

Applies only to the SocieTerra Portfolios and requires a minimum investment of $1,000 within the first year.

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