We believe we all can do better, even when it comes to investing. So RBC InvestEase offers a portfolio that excludes companies involved in tobacco, controversial weapons, civilian firearms, as well as companies involved in very severe controversies. The remaining companies are screened on multiple environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. This means more of your portfolio will be invested in companies that score the highest on ESG factors.
|Portfolios||Annual Management Fee||MER|
|Standard||0.5%||0.11% - 0.22%|
|Responsible Investing||0.5%||0.18% - 0.30%|
The ETFs in our Responsible Investing portfolios use a methodology developed by MSCI, a leading provider of ESG research and data. The investment process begins by excluding companies involved in tobacco, controversial weapons, civilian firearms, as well as those companies involved in severe controversies. The remaining companies are then assessed on how well they manage their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. The process identifies a total of 37 key issues, including climate change, natural resources, human and labour rights, corporate governance and others, that are considered for measurement at the industry level.
Responsible Investing primarily focuses on risk management, aiming to avoid companies that poorly manage their risks. We believe companies that effectively manage these risks over the long-term could achieve superior financial results versus their less-effective peers. Managing these types of risk goes beyond just dollars and cents and can be a force of positive impact on society.
Canadians have trusted RBC’s expertise to manage their investments for generations. Our team of experts reviewed the Responsible Investing options available for Canadians and selected ESG ETFs from RBC iShares based on the investment approach and screening capabilities used.