At Fiera Capital Corporation (Fiera Capital), we have a duty to act professionally, responsibly and diligently in the best interests of our investors and stakeholders with a view to create long-term, sustainable value. Our mandate is to generate the best returns possible for our clients within the risk constraints of each individual investment policy. We believe responsible investing is core to our ability to satisfy both our duty and mandate without sacrificing returns.
More specifically, we believe that material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can influence the investment risk-return profile and quality of companies and investments. Furthermore, we take the view that organizations that understand and successfully manage these material ESG factors and associated risks and opportunities tend to create more resilient, higher quality businesses and assets, and are therefore better positioned to deliver sustainable value over the long term.