Investors are asking
Your investment choices can make a positive impact while capitalizing on the return potential of sustainable investments.
And our goal is to help you along the way.
Investors are asking
of Canadians are interested in responsible investing solutions1
Forces converging to drive investment
To meet the Paris Agreement, at least US $60 Trillion will need to be invested into renewable energy and carbon-reducing technology by 2050.2
World-wide corporate implementation
Investment owners and managers have signed on to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment since it’s inception in 2005.3
Between 2018 and 2020, global sustainable investing assets grew to $35.3T 4
Plenty of interest
in responsible investment assets under management (AUM).5
in responsible investment AUM over a two-year period.5
Mutual Funds a leading way to access
Retail responsible investment mutual fund assets increased from $11.1 billion to $15.1 billion over two years.5
Two-thirds of professionally managed $
of Canada's professionally managed assets incorporate environmental, social and governance factors.5
Invest for the future
Invest to meet values
Our commitment to sustainable investing aligns with three deeply interconnected sustainability pillars of our parent company, Sun Life: Advancing sustainable investing, increasing financial security and fostering healthier lives. It is why we are committed to, amongst other principles, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI).
In addition, SLGI Asset Management Inc. has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner through the Net Zero Asset Manager's Initiative
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors may impact an entity’s financial performance, so ESG analysis is an important component of security selection. In addition, ESG affects the external asset management firms we choose to work with. As we seek out best-in-class sub-advisors (like KBI or Schroders), we apply an ESG lens to our evaluation. This gives us a deeper understanding of how they manage money. And, it helps us understand how they integrate ESG factors to the companies they are investing in, including:
We believe ESG insights shed light on the manager’s deliberate efforts to arm themselves with the skills and tools necessary to navigate future uncertainty.
|ESG integration||Sustainability focused|
|Description||Embedding ESG data with traditional financial analysis of a company helps to broaden coverage and deepen assessment.||Focuses on investing in themes or assets expected to be aligned with broader societal objectives.|
|Examples include||Energy production and/or consumption, waste and pollution, human rights & management capability.||Climate action (i.e. clean energy) & health and wellbeing (i.e. clean water)|
|Learn more*||Sun Life Global Investments sub-advisors||Sun Life KBI Sustainable Infrastructure Private Pool|
*Please refer to SLGI Asset Management Inc.’s Simplified Prospectus under “investment strategies” section for those funds that integrate ESG factors.
We put strong emphasis on continuously advancing our practices, and we hold our sub-advisors to the same standard.
We believe that issues surrounding the environment, governance, and social considerations can directly impact an investment’s performance. Here is how we integrate ESG into what we do.
Rigorous ongoing monitoring
Multi-asset Solutions Team
1RIA: 2020 Investor Opinion Survey. https://www.riacanada.ca/research/2020-ria-investor-opinion-survey/
2https://www.irena.org/.Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050.
4Global Sustainable Investment Review 2020
5Source: RIA 2020 Canadian Responsible Investment Trends Report. https://www.riacanada.ca/news/canadian-esg-assets-surge-to-3-trillion/