We believe that incorporating quantifiable Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and other less quantifiable non-financial risks into our investment policies will lead to strong financial results over the long term, and that our actions as an organization can have a positive impact on the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. Within our total return fixed income business, we are proud signatories to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)*. Bentall Kennedy, an SLC Management company, is a signatory to the PRI and Bentall Kennedy is ranked first in Canada, and second globally in the 2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Rankings.
*Sun Life Capital Management (Canada) Inc., Sun Life Capital Management (U.S.) LLC, Ryan Labs Asset Management Inc. are signatories to the PRI.
Sustainable investing is more than ESG
Our sustainable investment program is ESG Plus; the “Plus” referring to our continued focus on ESG, our heightened awareness of non-financial risks beyond typical ESG factors, and our commitment to investing in the right opportunities to achieve higher returns.
What’s up with ESG in Canada? Read our survey results from 50 institutional pension plans.
We surveyed decision-makers from 50 Canadian institutional pension plans about sustainable investing. While ESG issues remain a hot topic for discussion, not all plans are putting ESG talk into action.