Are ESG issues important to you? Why not opt for ESG-based investing? In this interview, Louis-Philippe Roussel, Senior Advisor - Investment Strategy at LBCFS, explains what you need to know about ESG investing.
Governments alone cannot solve this crisis; it is society as a whole that must mobilize. Companies and citizens also have a role to play. As economic actors, they must all work to reduce their ecological footprint.
While the climate crisis is getting worse, we, the citizens, also have many other challenges to face to make this world more just and equitable. We can mention some statistics:
It's time to act to make this world "better"! After going through a difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have felt the need to take positive action for the planet, whether they are simple savers or large institutional funds.
COVID-19 has led many companies to adopt telecommuting. This pandemic has put concerns such as employee wellness or the importance of access to virtual care at the top of the list. These so-called "social" factors are now paramount for employers. The social factor, "S", is no longer in the minority compared to the environmental factor.
Other issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace are also topical. For example, women's leadership has become a hot topic in recent years. The place of women in the professional world has evolved significantly and there has been an increase in the number of women in management positions. Women in leadership positions are becoming role models for their younger female colleagues, playing a significant role within the company and moving the labor market towards greater gender equality, hence the growing interest in the governance factor, "G".
ESG investing allows the citizen investor to play a role in addressing the challenges outlined above and make his or her money work for his or her ethical, moral or political beliefs. At Laurentian Bank, ESG factors are important to us. Contact your advisor to know more about the options available and find out how you can help build a better world.
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