A leader in the area of responsible investment in Québec
Bâtirente believes that actively managing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks that the enterprises in its investment portfolios are exposed to contributes to the sound capitalization of retirement and to the long-term economic and social development needed for sustainable financial performances.
For more than 10 years already, Bâtirente has been playing an active role in responsible investment. This innovative approach to fiduciary responsibility helps to combine the development of our members’ patrimony and the social values we are rooted in with the necessity of putting our capital at the service of society’s progress.
Bâtirente bases its responsible investment action on the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of which we were among the first signatories when it were launched in 2006.
Our engagement revolves around four axes:
We consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in our investment decisions
We encourage the enterprises we invest in to implement sustainable business models
We seek increased transparency and the disclosure by enterprises of relevant information pertaining to ESG stakes
We are active in the local and global financial communities, to develop responsible investment and to foster dialogue and the sharing of best practices therein
Consult the document L'investissement responsable, des actions à long terme (in French only), which contains the 6 principles that Bâtirente has committed to by joining the PRI.