Sustainability: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Our Beliefs:
• Sustainable investing allows Canadians to make a difference by helping companies implement positive change
• A growing number of Canadians want to invest to promote a sustainable society
• Consideration of environmental, social, and governance factors can enhance long term value to shareholders and to

Why Sustainable Investing?
• There is mounting support for sustainable investing by institutional investors both globally and in Canada
• Performance matters – sustainable investment portfolios have proved to be competitive
• Risk Management and fiduciary responsibility: a study done by the international law firm of Freshfields, Bruckhaus
  Deringer on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative found that fiduciaries should factor
  social, environmental, and governance issues, as well as traditional financial analysis, into their portfolio decisions.

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