WINNIPEG, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Investors Group announced today that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Investors Group, through its investment management division, I.G. Investment Management, joins the collaborative effort of global investors representing $45 trillion in assets under management in the goal to develop a more sustainable global financial system.
"The Principles for Responsible Investment are well-known by investment professionals, but more attention is being placed on sustainability issues by the investing public," said Jeff Singer, Chief Investment Officer, Investors Group. "Considering environmental, social and governance factors in our investment process is not new to us. It was a natural step as one of Canada's largest mutual fund managers to formalize our commitment to responsible investing and the PRI across all of our investment funds."
The PRI is a set of six aspirational principles that offer a framework for integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment analysis and decision-making process for mainstream investment managers. Investors Group formalized its commitment recognizing that companies who practice good ESG management are often those that demonstrate strong performance over the long-term.
Investors Group has 154 mutual funds covering a broad range of investment mandates with more than $72 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014. Our multi-disciplinary investment teams are located strategically throughout the globe in Dublin, Hong Kong, Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg.
See http://www.investorsgroup.com/en/who-we-are/our-money-management-expertise for more information on I.G. Investment Management, Ltd.'s Responsible Investing Policy.
About Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of approximately 4,900 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $141 billion in total assets under management as of June 30, 2014.
SOURCE: Investors Group Inc.
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