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Read our thoughtful research and insights on trending ESG topics and responsible investment policies and reporting.
Our sixth annual survey polled key decision makers around the globe for their thoughts on topics trending within the responsible investment universe. We are pleased to share the findings and their implications for the industry.
This document sets out RBC GAM’s overall approach to responsible investment. This includes the methods we use in our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration, our stewardship activities, and our reporting.1
We recognise the importance of the global goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, in order to mitigate climate-related risks. We consider material climate change issues in our ESG integration and active stewardship processes, for applicable types of investments.2
As climate science continues to advance, and our understanding of the impacts of a net-zero transition evolve, we are committed to continually reviewing and refreshing our approach and processes, to ensure they remain fit for purpose.
Proxy voting is a key part of our active stewardship process as it provides an important way for us to convey our views to boards and management. We make our voting decisions independently, in accordance with our custom Proxy Voting Guidelines.
These reports highlight our recent activities, engagements, progress and achievements regarding our commitment to responsible investment.
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.
These reports are specific to our RBC Lux funds and provide a detailed account of the voting summary for the most recent quarter. Each proposal, management recommendation, and vote instruction can be seen for the relevant companies.
1. Certain investment strategies or asset classes do not integrate ESG factors, including but not limited to money market, buy-and-maintain, passive and certain third-party sub-advised strategies.
2. Certain investment strategies or asset classes do not integrate ESG factors, including but not limited to money market, buy-and-maintain, passive and certain third-party sub-advised strategies.
3. In 2023, RBC GAM consolidated the activities of two regulated legal entities in the United Kingdom (UK), RBC GAM-UK and BlueBay Asset Management LLP (BlueBay), into RBC GAM-UK. BlueBay has not filed a separate 2022 Annual Stewardship Report. BlueBay’s stewardship activities are incorporated throughout RBC GAM’s 2022 Annual Stewardship Report.