NEI Investments (from its founding companies Ethical Funds and Northwest Funds) has evolved into Canada’s leading provider of Responsible Investment (RI) solutions in Canada, with the broadest range of RI-focused funds available to Canadian investors.
Our approach to RI is one of pragmatic optimism. Evidence shows that applying a range of approaches – including ESG evaluations, dialogue and engagement, selective screening, ESG-focused proxy voting and sustainability-themed investments – increasingly leads to better investment outcomes in terms risk mitigation and long-term investment performance. While the application of responsible screens is a powerful and effective tool we still employ today, we find we can make a greater difference – in investment returns, corporate policy and ESG outcomes – through engagement, and have grown to prefer working with a company’s board, management and other key stakeholders to help that company deliver positive change.
NEI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth, a fully integrated Canadian wealth management organization with nearly $90B in combined AUA and AUM.