Development of a strong communtity that encourages dialogue and the sharing of best practices
Bâtirente is actively involved with the PRI Québec Network since its creation in 2013. The network’s mission is to encourage the adoption of the PRI by growing numbers of Québec finance stakeholders. To do so, it promotes knowledge, expertise and sharing best practices.
Bâtirente is convinced of the benefits derived from proximity and from a dynamic financial ecosystem, all of this transiting through a responsible-investment engaged and competent financial community. In this spirit, we are proud to entrust 95 percent of our assets to managers based in Québec, of which more than 80 percent are PRI signatories.
Bâtirente is among the first institutions to invest in the Québec Emerging Managers Program (QEMP) fund. The fund is quite successful and posts very good returns. Its mission is to promote the growth of financial entrepreneurship in Québec by entrusting institutional funds to Québec emerging managers, allowing them to become familiar with this sophisticated universe and to increase their visibility while acquiring a credible professional history.
Bâtirente is a major sponsor of the FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investment inaugurated in 2014 to recognize the best Québec academic research on ESG issues. One of the goals of the contest is to encourage exchanges between the institutional investment universe and academia.