Responsible Investing Spectrum
Responsible investing is a spectrum—and there are no universally accepted classifications. The spectrum and definitions will continue to evolve as new solutions and innovations enter the investment industry. Currently, we have classified established investment approaches into the categories below.
|Investment approach||Screening||ESG integration||Sustainability-focused||Impact-first||Philanthropy|
|Actively eliminate or select investments according to specific ethical values||Mitigate risky ESG practices in order to protect value||Address specific societal challenges that generate competitive returns||Measure progress against specific environmental and social goals||Measure progress against specific environmental and social goals without striving for returns|
Primary objective is delivering competitive returns
|Goal of social and/or environmental impact|
Our approach to responsible investing
As a manager of managers, we believe that ESG considerations need to be integrated into each individual investment process to effectively support overall value generation and risk management.
A large proportion of sustainable opportunities are for the provision of clean water, energy and food; discover Sun Life KBI Sustainable Infrastructure—a strategy focused on capitalizing on these opportunities.
We are a signatory to the PRI as an asset manager, and as such we are bound to the six core principles for responsible investment:
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