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Encouraging a sustainable production model

Our production model—which is based on the exploitation of resources that, once used, end up in a landfill, an incinerator or the natural environment—has a destructive effect on the environment and ecosystems.

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Health and well-being

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed just how vulnerable we are on healthcare and underscored the need to double down on efforts to prevent and respond to these types of crises.

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Biodiversity in your investments?

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.

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Water: Protecting this scarce resource

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.

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Celebrating diversity

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.

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Your portfolio: Driving the energy transition

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.

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Nourish a healthy portfolio

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.

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Why invest in water?

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.

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From the linear economy to the circular economy

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 Desjardins Sustainable funds are working on their own solutions to these challenges.

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