What is responsible investment?
An umbrella term encompassing the approaches used to deliberately incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into an investment portfolio. These approaches are not mutually exclusive; multiple approaches can be applied simultaneously within the investment process.
Systematically incorporating material ESG factors into investment decision making to identify potential risks and opportunities and help improve long-term, risk-adjusted returns.
Applying positive or negative screens to include or exclude assets from the investment universe.
Investing in assets involved in a particular ESG-related theme or seeking to address a specific social or environmental issue.
Investing in assets that intend to generate a measurable positive social or environmental impact.
The latest research on ESG in investment
Each year hundreds of institutional asset owners and investment consultants are asked how and why they are applying ESG to their investment process. The 2021 survey looks at the responses of over 800 participants around the world.
RBC is a leader in sustainability, another key area of focus for responsible investors. Our approach to sustainability is central to our business and to our stated purpose: to help clients thrive and communities prosper. RBC is listed as a holding in several responsible investing indexes, including Pax Ellevate Management’s Impax Global Women’s Leadership Index and the FTSE4Good Index. We also believe capital can be a force for positive change, clearly demonstrated by a new business target: $500 billion in sustainable finance by 2025.
This commitment supports our enterprise climate strategy, the RBC Climate Blueprint
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Due diligence processes do not assure a profit or protect against loss. Like any type of investing, ESG and Responsible Investing involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
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