In February 2017, CI Investments finalized a Responsible Investment Policy that addresses the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into its investment decision-making process. As part of this initiative, CI Investments became a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI).
CI Investments is dedicated to achieving the best possible risk-adjusted returns for our funds and believes that responsible investing can play an important role in achieving that goal. CI Investments’ in-house portfolio management teams, which include Signature Global Asset Management, Cambridge Global Asset Management, Harbour Advisors, and CI Multi-Asset Management, are implementing the principles.
The Responsible Investment Policy does not specifically prohibit our portfolio managers from investing in any particular company or sector – with one exception. In recognition of the broad-based international consensus concerning anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions, CI Investments will not knowingly directly invest in companies associated with the production, use or distribution of anti-personnel land mines or cluster munitions. This prohibition applies to actively managed funds where CI Investments directly controls the investment strategy of the funds.