In recent years, responsible investing (RI) has been experiencing significant interest and growth in Canada. The Canadian RI Trends Report estimates $3.2 trillion1 in total RI assets under management in Canada and 62%1 market share for RI in the Canadian investment industry.
RI aims to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions.
For a long time, this approach was considered more admirable than profitable. But not anymore. RI potentially allows for better risk management by aiming for long-term sustainable returns. It is now possible to do good with investments that embrace change.