As a leader in responsible investment, Bâtirente unveiled its ambitious climate commitment in 2020. After three years of efforts and concrete actions, we are proud to announce that we have achieved all our objectives for 2025 and will continue to pursue these efforts for the future:
- We reduced greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the equity portfolios of Bâtirente Funds by 50% compared with their 2018 carbon footprint.
- We tripled our impact investing, from $75M in 2018 to $225M in 2023.
- Through our partner Æquo, Shareholder Engagement Services, we have carried out dialogues with the companies in which we invest. For example, in 2022, 45 objectives were met, 73% of which directly related to our climate commitment.
- We contribute to numerous initiatives to emphasize their collective impact. Among other things, we are a founding member of Climate Engagement Canada (CEC).
“Faced with this climate crisis, we are pleased to be able to contribute by going beyond our commitments. Clearly, we will continue to forge ahead and take concrete action that ensures we are part of the solution, in the best interest of our members, future generations and the planet. Responsible investment has always been at the heart of Bâtirente’s values and actions, and it’s part of our DNA,” said Bâtirente CEO Éric Filion.