Our Approach to Responsible Investment

At RBC Global Asset Management, we believe that being an active, engaged and responsible owner empowers us to enhance the long-term, sustainable performance of our portfolios. We believe that the proper disclosure and consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities by the companies or countries in which we are invested is critical to strengthening the overall performance of our portfolios.

 

Our Commitment to Integrating ESG Factors

Our commitment to integrate ESG factors into our investment process is firm-wide. In addition, we have a dedicated Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment (CGRI) team whose role is to advance ESG integration by managing and coordinating ESG research, engaging with our investee companies on ESG–related issues, overseeing all of our proxy voting, collaborating with like-minded investors and engaging with lawmakers or regulators.

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“We are committed to constant innovation to remain at the forefront of the responsible investment landscape.”
- Melanie Adams, Vice-President and Head, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment

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Perspectives

Our 2019 Responsible Investment Survey, Responsible Investing: An Evolving Landscape, uncovered provocative insights about the ESG-related themes on the minds of today's investor. Our survey shows the contours of investors’ concerns globally – and, as an annual survey, it gives readers the ability to chart the changes in this still-new area of investor interest.

Now, our new blog series investigates those themes, giving an overview of the distinctive complexities and opportunities of each topic.

Collaboration

We work closely with other like-minded investors and investor coalitions to improve the ESG-related disclosure and practices of our investee companies.

At RBC GAM, we have a dedicated Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment (CGRI) team whose role is to advance ESG integration by managing and coordinating ESG research, engaging with our investee companies on ESG–related issues, overseeing all of our proxy voting, collaborating with like-minded investors and engaging with lawmakers or regulators.

 

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Events

Responsible investing has been gaining traction with investors, but much debate remains on whether this approach can drive financial performance and mitigate risk. RBC GAM hosts and participates in roadshows and events across the globe to discuss and answer questions that are top of mind among those considering responsible investing. For more information about these events visit our U.S., Canada, or Europe websites.

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