Responsible investing is about helping build a better world. It’s about investing in a way that reflects your values.
Abundance Canada believes in a world where everyone lives generously because generosity changes everything. As a public foundation that offers donor-advised funds, we also believe that how and where we invest is consistent with our guiding principles.
Our investment policies incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria that are shaped by our values.
Investing our Values
- Respect the dignity and value of all people – Abundance Canada will seek to invest in companies that respect and support the basic human rights of all people and who do not attempt to benefit from the misfortunes of disadvantaged individuals or communities. This includes providing fair and sustainable compensation for employees and extending opportunities to all people.
- Support world peace – Abundance Canada will seek to invest in companies whose activities and practices contribute to peaceful and healthy relationships between individuals, communities, nations and within society in general. We will avoid investing in companies whose focus is on the development, production, or sale of weapons and other instruments of war and destruction.
- Promote social betterment – Abundance Canada will seek to invest in companies that work towards building healthy families and communities through housing, the environment, food, education and health care. Furthermore, we aim to invest in companies that proactively address systemic injustices regarding race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. We will avoid investments in companies materially engaged in the production or sale of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, cannabis, pornography and gambling.
- Observe management practices – Abundance Canada will seek to invest in companies that operate in an honest, compassionate and responsible manner, value and empower employees, respect workers’ rights, engage in responsible resource management, employ sound practices of corporate governance, avoid unnecessary litigation and pursue alternative dispute resolution options, and are competitive but respectful of their competitors.
Should you wish to learn more about our Responsible Investment Policy and Abundance Canada’s approach to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments into our investment processes, please contact us.