SocieTerra Portfolios

SocieTerra Portfolios (2 min 03 s)

Added on December 11, 2015

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Money makes the world go round, so they say. What if we put that power to good use? Well invested, your investment becomes a catalyst for change with positive spinoffs for the planet, society and your finances!

  

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SocieTerra Portfolios (2 min 03 s)

Added on December 11, 2015 | Personal

Money makes the world go round, so they say. What if we put that power to good use? Well invested, your investment becomes a catalyst for change with positive spinoffs for the planet, society and your finances! That’s what SocieTerra Portfolios do. They’re different because portfolio companies are selected using responsible investing criteria, also called RI. Like for traditional investments, we evaluate financial strength. We screen out weapons, nuclear and tobacco industries. We then assess whether companies are moving towards improving their environmental, social and governance practices. These ESG criteria affect several aspects such as protection of natural habitats, fight against climate change, protection of human rights and workers’ rights, and executive compensation. Shareholder engagement puts the power of money to work. Through its investments in companies, Desjardins and its partner NEI Investments are entitled to voice their opinion and to vote. We can discuss the issues that concern us and help organizations to move forward. We work together with other responsible investors to promote our principles across the world.

There’s nothing like the feeling of having done the right thing, except perhaps the return on your portfolio! Their return potential is as attractive, sometimes higher, than the return on traditional investments. SocieTerra Portfolios are offered in four investor profiles, based on your objectives, investment horizon and tolerance of risk. The initial investment is $500. The portfolios are also eligible for registered plans such as RRSPs or TFSAs. SocieTerra Portfolios - Building your wealth, Building our future! Talk it over with your representative.