Responsible Investing

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NEI's Responsible Investment Program Earns Highest Marks Possible from the Principles for Responsible Investment

NEI Investments (“NEI”) is proud to announce it has been awarded the top score of “A+” across all assessed categories in the 2020 report by the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (the “PRI”), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. While NEI has consistently received strong marks for its responsible investment program, these are the highest grades the company has achieved. Read more here.

What is Responsible Investing?

According to The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) Responsible investing (RI) refers to the incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) into the selection and management of investments.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are some of the most important drivers of change in the world today. And these are not just societal issues; they are important economic issues with significant implications for businesses and investors.

RI has boomed in recent years as investors have recognized the opportunity for better risk-adjusted returns, while at the same time, contributing to important social and environmental issues.

First Credit Union and Responsible Investing Expand/Collapse

At First Credit Union we believe that aligning your values with your investment goals is good not just for your future, but for everyone’s. We are strong supporters of NEI Investments, who for over 30 years has been a leader in helping define, shape, and integrate Responsible Investing into the hearts and minds of Canadian investors. It has proven that it is possible to make change in the world, and a healthy financial return as companies that combine strong financial performance and rigorous Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices have the greatest potential to outperform over the long-term.

The NEI Approach Expand/Collapse

NEI Investments manages the largest and most comprehensive family of socially responsible investing mutual funds in Canada. NEI goes beyond simply screening companies, they actively engage many of the companies they own, encouraging them to adopt more sustainable behavior and lead the way for other corporations.  Each fall the ESG Services Team at NEI reviews NEI mutual fund holdings and targets 20% of portfolio assets for corporate engagement in the coming year.

*Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual funds investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. NEI Investments is a registered trademark of Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P. Northwest & Ethical Investments Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth Inc. (“Aviso”). Aviso is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth Limited Partnership (“Aviso Wealth LP”), which in turn is owned 50% by Desjardins Financial Holdings Inc. (“Desjardins”) and 50% by a limited partnership owned by the five Provincial Credit Union Centrals (the “Centrals”) and the CUMIS Group Limited

Talk to our Wealth Management Team to find out how you can make money, and make a difference!


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