Socially responsible investing is all about balance
Our socially responsible investment (SRI) products are a way to save your money by investing in companies that practice social responsibility, develop environmentally friendly products, practice excellent corporate governance, and find innovative ways to make their companies and the world a better place.
What is socially responsible investing?
SRI involves investing in forward-thinking, innovative companies that are positioned for the future. In addition to financial performance, SRI considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors, such as:
- environmental protection
- climate change
- human rights
- product safety
- attention to stakeholder concerns
What are the benefits of SRI?
SRI funds are an ideal investment strategy if you want to bring your portfolio in line with your personal values. Funds are planned to make the best use of investment dollars while having a positive impact on society, which complements the goals of integrating social and environmental factors into your investment decisions. By choosing SRI funds, you support companies that share your ethical values and persuade others to develop better processes concerning ESG issues.
How are the investments chosen?
Fund managers choose the investments by selecting innovative, growth-oriented companies that meet ESG criteria without sacrificing fund performance. The companies chosen adhere to ESG factors while maintaining consistent returns.
The Co-operators sustainability commitment
We are committed as an organization to sustainability and care for the environment in every possible aspect of our organization. Our Versatile Portfolios™ SRI funds are a very important way for us to achieve our sustainability goals.
Which SRI portfolio is right for me?
Like our other investment products, our SRI products are grouped by risk assessment. Use our risk calculator to find your investment style, and choose the portfolio that is right for you.