Invest in companies that provide solutions to global environmental and social challenges and have strong corporate governance practices, for example:
Sustainability and financial returns are not trade-offs. We believe consideration of material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in analysis and portfolio construction can help mitigate risk and enhance portfolio’s risk-adjusted returns. Disciplined research is at the core of our investment process, and integrated management of all risks – ESG included - gives us a more accurate view of our investments. CI GAM’s practice of ESG analysis and portfolio construction is done with the primary view of achieving best risk-adjusted returns for clients.
CI Global Climate Leaders Fund
CI Global Green Bond Fund
CI Global Sustainable Infrastructure Fund
Invests in stocks of companies whose earnings prospects are expected to improve with increased global focus on decarbonization. For example, portfolio manager has identified the following sectors and trends:
A global fixed income strategy that invests in green bonds of companies, government, and government-related issuers. Green bonds are fixed income securities in which the proceeds will be applied to projects that promote climate or other environmental sustainability purposes. The Fund uses the following selection criteria:
For environmental impact of the Fund, please see this Impact Report
Invests in stocks and bonds of companies that are positioned to benefit from the transition toward decarbonization, digitization and sustainability. The companies held in the fund may have direct or indirect exposure to sustainable infrastructure in the following industries:
An indexed strategy that seeks to replicate the performance of MSCI World ESG Select Impact ex Fossil Fuels Index that uses:
1) positive screening to target companies that have a positive impact2 on the environment and society across 11 impact areas aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals3:
2) negative screening to exclude:
Invests in a fund of funds that generally employ ESG-oriented investment strategies such as:
Focus is on ESG factors that may materially impact investment risk and return
Exclude certain sectors and companies, typically based on ethics or moral
Seeks to invest across a range of ESG themes
Seeks to generate a measurable positive ESG impact alongside a financial return
CI GAM is a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment4 – the global network of 4,395 investor signatories with USD 121.3 trillion in assets under management as of 31 March 2022. Our commitment, approach and process for responsible investing can be found in CI GAM’s Responsible Investing Policy.
1 The voluntary market standard – International Capital Markets Associations’ Green Bond Principles – defines green bonds as ‘any type of bond instrument where the proceeds or an equivalent amount will be exclusively applied to finance or re-finance in part or in full, new and/or existing eligible Green Projects and which are aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles’. The four principles are: 1) Use of proceeds [Renewable energy / Energy efficiency / Pollution prevention and control / Environmentally sustainable management of living natural resources and land use/ Clean transportation/ Sustainable water and wastewater management climate change adaptation/ Circular economy-adapted products, production technologies and processes; and/or certified eco-efficient products / Green buildings], 2) Process for green project evaluation and selection, 3) Management of proceeds, 4) Reporting of the environmental impact.
2 MSCI World ESG Select Impact ex Fossil Fuels Index: the index tracks companies with 30% revenue exposure to 11 impact areas aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
3 Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations Development Programme (undp.org)
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MSCI is a trademark of MSCI Inc. The MSCI indexes have been licensed for use for certain purposes by CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”) in connection with the CI ETFs (the “ETFs”). The ETF and the securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI Inc. or any of its affiliates (collectively, “MSCI”) and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such fund or securities or any index on which such fund or securities are based. The ETF’s prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with CI GAM and any related funds.
This information on this document is provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal, legal, accounting, tax or investment advice, or an offer or a solicitation to buy or sell securities. Every effort has been made to ensure that the material contained herein is accurate at the time of publication. Market conditions may change which may impact the information contained in this document.
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