Responsible investing, encouraging sustainable development

Responsible investing, encouraging sustainable development (2 min 12 s)

Added on July 3, 2015

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Using investments as a way to grow your income can help you reach your goals. With responsible investing, you can grow your assets and, at the same time, support businesses that use management practices encouraging sustainable development.

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Responsible investing, encouraging sustainable development (2 min 12 s)

Added on July 3, 2015

Hello!

Using investments as a way to grow your income can help you reach your goals. If you'd also like to use your investments to make a difference, then responsible investing might be for you!

With responsible investing, you can grow your assets and, at the same time, support businesses that use management practices encouraging sustainable development.

From time to time, I hear people talking about all the investment options there are to choose from. And, despite the growing popularity of responsible investing, there are still some misconceptions out there. Let's have a look at a few now.

Some people think that responsible investing means sacrificing the potential returns on your investments for the greater good. In reality, history shows us that responsible investment funds have performed just as well as other funds in the same category.

What you need to know is that for a business to be considered responsible, it is assessed in terms of its financial performance, of course, but also in terms of its environmental and social impacts and its governance. When you stop to think about it, it's a really interesting risk management strategy. What's more, the businesses selected are in an even better position to meet the challenges of a global economy in today's world.

You might be surprised to learn that responsible investing, which promotes sustainable development practices, can mean investing in mining and oil companies.

Keep in mind that companies that are selected to make up responsible investment portfolios regularly work to improve their practices. It's important to understand that as a shareholder, you can encourage change from within.

The energy and mining sectors make up a major part of the Canadian stock market. If you include them, you have the opportunity to influence them, but if you leave them out, you don't get to benefit from their returns.

Responsible investing isn't just for idealists–it's also for investors looking for returns.

It also gives you the freedom to do your part for sustainable development.

If you have any questions, please email me at the address you see on the screen.

Until next time!