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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.

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The economic impacts of climate change on specific markets, regions, and investments are complex, varied, and uncertain. We recognize the importance of the global goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, in order to mitigate climate-related risks, 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.

ESG integration

Our investment teams integrate material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions for applicable types of investments.1

Active stewardship

We convey our views through thoughtful proxy voting, engagement with issuers and regulatory bodies, and collaboration with other like-minded investors.2

Client-driven solutions and reporting

We align our solutions with client demand and provide transparent and meaningful 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

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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

ESG integration

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.

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1Certain fund products do not integrate ESG factors, including but not limited to money market funds, index funds and certain third-party sub-advised funds. Please read a fund's prospectus or offering memorandum for further details.

2In certain instances involving quantitative investment, passive and certain third-party sub-advised strategies, there is no direct engagement with issuers by RBC GAM.

Please consult your advisor and read the prospectus or Fund Facts document before investing. There may be commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. RBC Funds, BlueBay Funds and PH&N Funds are offered by RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and distributed through authorized dealers.

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) which includes RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.), RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc., RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited, and RBC Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited, which are separate, but affiliated subsidiaries of RBC.

For clarity, RBC Indigo Asset Management Inc. is not covered by the information presented on this webpage.