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The UN Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) defines ESG Integration as the explicit and systematic inclusion of ESG issues in investment analysis and investment decisions. The academic literature around the case for ESG integration in investment strategies has steadily grown since the Hamburg University/Deutsche Asset Management Meta Study was published in 2015. The list of benefits continues to expand beyond the surface opportunity for enhanced risk-adjusted returns. ESG investing can lead to better alignment of investment values, the reduction of large drawdowns, a higher level of social/environmental impact, and potential for Scope 3 emissions reporting improvement to name a few. While the opportunity is appealing, it should be noted that ESG integration is still largely dependent on the strength and quality of the investment process.

 

For more information about Sustainable Finance, please contact our team:

Bob Nguyen
Managing Director and Head, Corporate Fixed Income Origination

Phone: 416-863-7979

Fanny Doucet
Director, Debt Capital Markets and Sustainable Finance

Phone: 416-863-7132

Jason Taylor
Director, Sustainable Finance

Phone: 514-287-4557

Sean Locke
Analyst, Sustainable Finance

Phone: 416-863-7677

Holly Nevison
Analyst, Sustainable Finance

Phone: 416-409-7394