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Socially Responsible Investing 101

Socially Responsible Investing is, like all investing, a way to grow your money for the future. But, when you invest responsibly, your money is not just working for you and your family, it’s working for everyone.

Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) take into consideration not only financial success, but also environmental, social and governance factors. Do companies treat employees fairly and equally? Are they respectful of the communities where they do business? How do they treat the planet? Do their boards of directors reflect the diversity of their workforce? Do their products hurt people?

With our Mutual Funds* through Aviso Wealth, you have access to NEI Investments, who were the first in Canada to offer a socially responsible investment fund. Aside from company evaluations, they influence the way companies are run through proxy voting and shareholder proposals, and consult with governments, regulators and organizations that set standards for responsible investment such as the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, Climate Action 100+ and the Financial Stability Board. They work to fight excessive compensation, get more women on corporate boards, drive the energy transition, and hold big pharma accountable for their role in the opioid crisis.

While SRIs can help align your money with your values and make an impact, they can help manage risk in your portfolio while providing the opportunity for higher returns.

Talk to an Advisor to learn more about SRIs and become a more responsible investor today.

*Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Aviso Wealth, a division of Aviso Financial Inc. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Unless otherwise stated, mutual funds and other securities are not insured nor guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. NEI Investments is a registered trademark of Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P. (“NEI LP”). Northwest & Ethical Investments Inc. is the general partner of NEI LP and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth Inc. (“Aviso”). Aviso is the sole limited partner of the NEI LP. Aviso is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth LP, which in turn is owned 50% by Desjardins Financial Holding Inc. and 50% by a limited partnership owned by the five Provincial Credit Union Centrals and the CUMIS Group Limited. Aviso Financial Inc. and Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P. are all wholly owned subsidiaries of Aviso Wealth Inc.


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