Responsible Investing incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into your investment portfolio. These portfolios include stocks and bonds with brands that value sustainability, human rights, good working conditions, employee diversity and resource conservation. These brands are constantly vetted by fund managers, who are active shareholders and represent your interests inside the company, giving you a voice.
There’s no need to compromise your expectations of return as an ethical investor. Every brand is selected not only for its alignment with investor values, but also on historically better-than-average performance at market.
In 2000, non-carbon energy sources (at the time primarily hydro and nuclear) contributed just four per cent of power to the global energy grid. Today, driven mostly by solar and wind, that number is greater than 30 per cent, and expected to tip past 50 per cent by the end of the decade. Here are some reasons why:
Energy is a key driver of efficiency and innovation worldwide, from water treatment and waste management to agriculture. There are many starting points for exploration and discussion and the winwin EarthLink™ GIC is a great place to begin.
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