Furthering GLC’s ongoing commitment to responsible investing
As part of GLC Asset Management Group’s (GLC) ongoing commitment to the importance and value of responsible investing, GLC recently joined Canada’s Responsible Investment Association (RIA). RIA members believe the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments can provide strong risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact. GLC is also a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles of Responsible Investing (UN PRI), and has pledged to contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.
“What’s key to GLC’s ongoing commitment to responsible investing is the focus on promoting positive change surrounding the growing complexity and importance of ESG issues,” said Ron Hanson, President and Chief Investment Officer, GLC Asset Management Group Ltd.
Socially responsible investment (SRI) mandates have been managed by GLC’s investment divisions since 2000. In 2016, GLC formalized its integrated responsible investing (RI) practices to include ESG factors into all their investment management processes and decisions – from the investment analysis of equity and fixed income holdings, through to the underlying funds within GLC’s balanced and asset allocation funds.
This investment approach serves as an additional, rather than alternative, tool within GLC’s well established and disciplined investment process to enhance long-term returns.
More information about GLC’s responsible investment policy and approach to corporate engagement is available at the company’s site (https://www.glc-amgroup.com/about/responsible-investing.html).