VNR and B-Roll via Satellite - Canadians weigh social and environmental factors in investment decisions, Investors Group research finds



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    DATE OF FEED:   Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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    STORY SUMMARY: One in three Canadians believe socially responsible
investing is more important today than it was five years ago, according to new
research from Investors Group.
    "Canadians are increasingly sensitive to social and environmental issues
and more sophisticated in their definition of socially responsible investing,"
said Dan McClure, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Investors Group.
    The survey found that a majority (56 per cent) of Canadians believe
environmental considerations are important when choosing responsible
investments. Other factors ranked as important by Canadians when making
socially responsible investment decisions include prohibitions against:
alcohol or tobacco investments (42 per cent); weapons (53 per cent); child
labour (79 per cent) and poor human rights practices (70 per cent).
    "Increasingly, investment decisions are less a conflict between
profitability and social and environmental responsibility," said McClure.
"Companies that are strong in these areas are, by and large, well managed
companies that represent a strong investment opportunity."
    Investors Group launched one of Canada's first socially responsible funds
in 1987. The fund family now includes the Investors Summa SRI Fund(TM),
Canada's largest socially responsible investing fund; and the newly launched
Investors Summa Global SRI Fund and Investors Summa Global Environmental
Leaders Fund.

    Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may
be associated with mutual funds investments. Please read the prospectus before
investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and
past performance may not be repeated. The Funds are distributed across Canada
by Investors Group Financial Services Inc., (in Quebec, a financial services
firm.)

    
    Shot List

    1.  VNR - English
    2.  Interviews -English
    3.  Various B-roll
    4.  communiqué de presse video - français
    5.  interview français

    Interviews - English:

    Dan McClure, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Investors Group

    1.  What factors are influencing the growth of responsible investing in
        Canada?
    2.  Does socially responsible investing have a proven track record?
    3.  How are companies evaluated as being socially responsible?
    4.  What trends are emerging in the socially responsible investing
        sector ?
    5.  What is socially responsible investing?
    6.  What should investors look for when choosing responsible investments?

    Eugene Ellman, Executive Director, Social Investment Organization

    1.  Why are Canadians more sensitive to social and environmental issues
        now?
    2.  How is consumer and investing behaviour changing?
    3. How do socially responsible funds perform financially?
    

    STATIONS, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: Ron Arnst Investors Group
(204) 956-3364 ron.arnst@investorsgroup.com or Teresa Pagnutti, Environics
Communications (416) 969-2721 tpagnutti@environicspr.com.

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