Our clients have entrusted us to help them secure a better financial future for themselves or for the beneficiaries of the funds they manage. Through responsible investment, we are better equipped to enhance the long-term, risk-adjusted performance of our portfolios.Read the full document
The economic impacts of climate change on specific markets, regions, and investments are complex, varied, and uncertain. We support the global goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, and believe that considering climate-related risks and opportunities in our investment approach can enhance our long-term risk-adjusted returns.
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We take specific actions under each of these three pillars to deliver on our duty of maximizing our clients’ investment returns without undue risk of loss.
Client-driven solutions and reporting
Our portfolio managers evaluate material ESG factors, such as the ones listed below, when making investment-related decisions.
- Air and water pollution
- Climate change
- Natural resource management and use
- Data privacy and security
- Gender and diversity
- Labour practices
- Board structure and independence
- Executive compensation
- Shareholder rights
Activity disclosures, research and insights
Providing responsible investment solutions
While many of our products incorporate responsible investment through ESG integration, we also offer funds that apply ESG screening and exclusion based on a defined set of ESG-related criteria.1
Systematically incorporating material ESG factors into investment decision making to identify potential risks and opportunities and improve long-term, risk-adjusted returns.
Talk to your advisor about ESG-related investment products.
ESG screening and thematic investing
ESG screening applies positive or negative screens to include/exclude securities from a portfolio. Thematic investing focuses on issuers with involvement in a particular ESG-related theme.
Learn about our RBC Vision Funds
Explore our RBC iShares ESG ETFs
Learn more about our Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment team.