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Fiera Capital Corporation

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Fiera Capital is involved with a local group of PRI signatories (PRI Quebec) encouraging initiatives to further integrate ESG issues into the investment management process. We have also sponsored the Montreal's PRI in Person event in September 2014 as a diamond co-sponsor.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Green bonds are an instrument that we consider because they fall directly into our ESG approach. We participate in the distribution of new issues debt when they come to market.  We agree to participate when the pricing of these securities are equivalent to a regular bond of the same issuer.

          Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGD)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Fiera Capital is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. The CCGG is the pre-eminent corporate governance organization in Canada and is uniquely positioned to effect change as the voice of Canadian institutional shareholders.

We are an active member and help in identifying priorities related to ESG issues as well as to act in concert with other significant industry players to promote both the active ownership, the appropriate disclosure and regulatory environment on ESG issues on behalf of our clients.

Lastly, we collaborate on engagement with specific companies with them.

          PRI Quebec
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Fiera Capital is involved with a local group of PRI signatories (PRI Quebec) encouraging initatives to further integrate ESG issues into the investment management process.

We also share information on how members deal with different issues and on best practices.

          Responsible Investment Association (RIA)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for Responsible Investment (RI). Members include mutual fund companies, financial institutions, asset management firms, advisors, consultants, investment research firms, asset owners, individual investors and others interested in RI. Members believe that the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments can provide superior risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact.

The Responsible Investment Association’s purpose is to:

  • Support the responsible investment activities of its members.
  • Promote and support an integrated reporting framework in which there is standardized disclosure of material ESG information.
  • Promote the integration of ESG factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Promote the practice of responsible investing in Canada.

Fiera Capital has joined RIA Canada early 2016.


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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