Childe said: âOne of the problems we have with ESG funds is that at this point, although it does happen, there is no clear regulation as to what is required in terms of setting goals. sustainability, or how this is integrated into the investment process, or even transparency as to how these goals might be achieved.
âIt’s really up to the investment advisor to look under the hood and characterize how this fund manager achieves sustainability goals, and how that might limit the fund or increase the fund’s ability to achieve financial return.
âESG integration is therefore something that investment advisers should demand of fund managers for all investments at all levels. From an active management perspective in particular, it has become fundamental in our collective investment approach.
Manulife Investment Management takes its role as a manager of clients’ capital very seriously. His leadership in the field has been widely recognized, from being a PRI signatory to also being the only Canadian investment manager placed on the PRI Leaders Group 2020. for demonstrating a wide range of excellence in responsible investment and for having excelled in particular in the theme of the climate report of the year. The ESG team was also named Best ESG team in North America by Capital Finance International two years in a row, while Childe herself received a Clean 50 in Canada for its contribution to sustainable development and finance.
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