Wealth management services grounded in a positive outcome for all stakeholders.
Impact investments are made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We use this as a single term under which fall SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and sustainable investing.
One in every four dollars is invested in ESG managed strategies* under professional management in the United States. The business case for using ESG factors is that it creates a lens through which to manage risk and source opportunity. When creating portfolios we consider risk mitigation and the longer-term consequences of how investments impact all stakeholders.
*The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.
Included in our portfolios are cost-efficient socially responsible funds, which we consider key elements of a globally diversified portfolio: they demonstrate competitive returns; and in contrast to traditional funds, they lobby companies to improve policies and practices that reduce risk and increase profitability. This advocacy work reflects a commitment to good governance, environmental sustainability, human rights and social justice.
We also include separately managed accounts in portfolio creation, which offer investors:
- Custom impact strategies
- Tracking to an index
- Tax-loss harvesting
Private high-impact investments offer our clients the opportunity to address:
- Climate change solutions
- Access to financial services and capital
- Water systems
- Food and agriculture
- Affordable Housing
- Ethical supply chains and human rights
- Clean energy
- Green Real Estate
- Refugees, immigrants, migrants
- Timber and reforestation
- Social Justice
- Access to clean water and sanitation