Responsible investment

An active approach to responsible investment

RBC GAM (including RBC BlueBay)'s approach to responsible investment is anchored by the knowledge that our clients have entrusted us to help them secure a better financial future for themselves or for the beneficiaries of the funds they manage. For details on our approach, including the methods we use in our environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, our stewardship activities, and our reporting, read the full document below.1

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“Our purpose inspires everything we do, and responsible investment and ESG are an important part of that. By acting as an active, engaged, and responsible investor, we believe we are better equipped to deliver exceptional investment outcomes for our clients for the long term.”

Damon Williams

Chief Executive Officer, RBC Global Asset Management

Our responsible investment beliefs

At RBC GAM, we believe that:

  • Being an active, engaged, and responsible investor empowers us to enhance the long-term, risk-adjusted performance of our portfolios and is part of our fiduciary duty
  • Issuers that manage their material ESG risks and opportunities effectively are more likely to outperform on a risk-adjusted basis, over the long term
  • Engagement through direct dialogue is often effective at facilitating change
  • Initiatives that increase transparency and foster fair and efficient markets benefit all investors and clients globally
  • Collaboration with like-minded investors may give us greater influence on issues that are material to our investments

At RBC GAM, responsible investment solutions include the following:

ESG integration:
Systematically incorporating material ESG factors into investment decision making to identify potential risks and opportunities and improve long-term, risk-adjusted returns
ESG screening & exclusion:
Applying positive or negative screens to include or exclude assets from the investment universe
Thematic ESG investing:
Investing in assets involved in a particular ESG-related theme or seeking to address a specific social or environmental issue
Impact investing:
Investing in assets that intend to generate a measurable positive social or environmental impact

RBC GAM has committed to publishing an annual climate report, guided by the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In our third annual RBC GAM Climate Report, we discuss how we address climate-related risks and opportunities across four areas: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics & targets.

(TCFD report)

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Sustainable finance disclosure regulation

Find documents related to the E.U. Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). 

Sustainability related disclosures

More on responsible investment

Meet the RBC GAM Responsible Investment team

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1. Certain fund products do not integrate ESG factors, including but not limited to money market funds, index funds and certain third-party sub-advised funds. Please read a fund's prospectus or offering memorandum for further details.