Align your investments with your personal values
At RBC Wealth Management, we support the merits of responsible investing – an investment strategy that considers financial and non-financial factors. Asset classes and individual securities are selected for their ability to achieve an investor’s specific investment goals as well as for their ability to align with and support your personal values.
Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing is also known as values-based or ethical investing. Investors are looking to make a positive change by aligning their personal values with their investment choices. This involves both negative and positive screening of companies, industries or sectors to make a financial influence that match their values.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing
ESG investors are seeking companies with leading environmental, social, and governance metrics compared to their peers. These metrics may include:
Impact investing is not charity. It is an investment where an investor is hoping first and foremost to generate social or environmental impact. An impact investor also wants to earn a return on their investment. However, they may be willing to take a capital loss as long as some tangible result for the investment can be seen. In that way, it is essential to be able to measure the impact of this investment. An example includes investment in low-income housing loan insurance, where a tangible impact is measurable (i.e. number of households able to afford housing) and the investor is likely to get his or her money back.
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