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Are You a Socially Responsible Investor?

If you want a secure financial future without compromising your values, you may be a socially responsible investor.

Socially responsible investors care about where their money goes. They avoid industries that contradict their central values, and they support companies that operate with integrity towards employees, community and the environment. They also use their clout as shareholders to help raise the bar for corporate social and environmental performance.

Canadians enjoy several options that allow them to make investment decisions based on social and environmental criteria, as well as financial criteria.Socially screened mutual funds and labour sponsored funds in Canada grew 75% from $5.9 billion in 1998 to $10.35 billion in 2000 - twice the growth rate of the mutual fund industry as a whole. Throw in pensions, endowments and the like, and socially screened investments are worth $50 billion, according to
Canada's Social Investment Organization.

You have a choice. As a socially responsible investor, you choose to save for your future, while helping to improve the quality of life for everyone.


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