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RBC GAM's approach to responsible investment is anchored by the knowledge that our clients have entrusted us to help them secure a better financial future for themselves or for the beneficiaries of the funds they manage. For an in-depth look at our approach, including the methods we use in our environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration process, our stewardship activities, and our reporting, click here.

The pillars of our approach to responsible investment guide our Approach to Climate Change, which details how we address one of the most pressing issues of our time and an important factor in responsible investment.

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ESG integration

The systematic integration of ESG factors into investment processes.

Socially responsible investing

The application of positive or negative screens to include or exclude potential investments based on a defined set of values.

Impact investing

The investment in securities of issuers that intend to generate a measurable positive social or environmental impact.

At RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM), we believe that being an active, engaged and responsible owner empowers us to enhance the long-term, sustainable performance of our portfolios. We recognize that the rights we have as a large, global investor come with the obligation to actively use those rights in a responsible way.


We believe that the proper disclosure and consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities by the companies or countries in which we are invested is critical to strengthening the overall performance of our portfolios. We integrate all relevant ESG factors into our investment processes.


Our commitment to integrate ESG factors into our investment processes is firm-wide. In addition, we have a dedicated Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment (CGRI) team whose role is to advance ESG integration by managing and coordinating ESG research, engaging with our investee companies on ESG-related issues, overseeing all of our proxy voting, collaborating with like-minded investors and engaging with lawmakers and regulators.


Climate change has the potential to have direct and indirect impacts on the companies and countries in which we invest. The potential breadth and importance of climate-related investment risk and opportunity merits a significant focus within our ESG integration efforts. For more information about our focus on climate change in our ESG integration efforts, please read Our Approach to Climate Change.


Our latest independent research

Each year we ask key decision makers for their thoughts on topics trending within the responsible investment universe. Our 2021 survey examines the responses of over 800 participants around the globe.

72%
use ESG principles when they invest.
83%
believe ESG integrated portfolios are likely to perform as well or better than non-ESG integrated portfolios.
29%
investors placed greater emphasis on ESG considerations due to the pandemic.
#1
ESG issue globally was anti-corruption.
Also the top concern in 2020.

Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment (CGRI) reporting

These reports highlight our recent activities, engagements, progress and achievements regarding our commitment to responsible investment.