Responsible investment (RI) is the integration of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) into the selection and management of investments. [...] Responsible Investment Strategies In an effort to clarify and standardize the language used to describe RI strategies, we have aligned our definitions with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and our partner organizations in the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA). [...] The most comparable recent Canadian data on impact investing is published in growth of the impact State of the Nation: Impact Investing in Canada.4 Comparing its 2012 data with our 2013 data, we observe 9.5% growth of the impact investment industry over one year. [...] Retail RI Assets Retail investors are the historical foundation of RI in Canada and remain a strong and growing force in the market. [...] Although foundation of RI in there are no examples of dedicated impact investment vehicles in the Canadian mutual fund market, Meritas SRI Funds allocates 2% of its assets to community-focused impact investments.
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