Our commitment to responsible investment

At CIBC Asset Management (CAM), we’ve committed to responsible investing by integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into all of our investment and ownership decisions. 

We analyze financial and ESG risks to reach a deeper understanding of our investments. This helps us better manage risk and identify opportunities to generate sustainable, long-term returns.

Learn more about our commitment to responsible investment.

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Our approach

We believe that the full incorporation of ESG factors into our regular research process, by each investment professional, is the most effective approach. As these factors can impact an investment’s long-term value, it’s our fiduciary duty to consider them, along with other economic value drivers.

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Examples of ESG factors we consider

  • Climate change 
  • Environmental protection 
  • Water and energy use 
  • Resource efficiency 
  • Waste management 
  • Regulatory threshold and compliance 
  • Assessment and disclosure 

  • Health and safety 
  • Worker rights 
  • Privacy and data 
  • Labour relations and employment quality 
  • Human rights 
  • Political rights 
  • Civil liberties 
  • Discrimination based on race, sex, disability, language or social status 
  • Community relations and social media 
  • Product responsibility 
  • War/conflicts/acts of terrorism 
  • Cultural and ethnic identities 
  • Human health

  • Board 
  • Ownership 
  • Business ethics 
  • Legal and regulatory compliance 
  • Executive compensation 
  • Disclosure 
  • Diversity 
  • Money laundering 
  • Property rights 
  • Insolvency framework 
  • Payment system: principles 
  • Payment system: central bank 
  • Accounting 
  • Data dissemination 
  • Banking supervision 
  • Monetary transparency 
  • Fiscal transparency 
  • Insurance supervision

Partnering to help build a more sustainable global financial system

We became a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2017 to reinforce our commitment to responsible investing for our clients. This commitment guides our approach to managing and monitoring our investment decisions. 

Principles for Responsible Investment logo.

We are also a founding member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, a sustaining member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and a member of the Canadian Bond Investors Association.

Responsible Investment Association logo.
Canadian Coalition for Good Governance logo.
Canadian Bond Investors Association logo.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

CAM is proud to be a founding signatory of the RIA’s investor statement on diversity and inclusion. This statement acknowledges the impact of systemic racism on Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), and outlines our commitment to addressing these inequalities. 

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Climate change

At CAM, we’re increasingly analyzing and evaluating climate-related data to identify risks and opportunities related to the impact on our investments. We’re committed to understanding and considering climate change and the transition to a carbon-constrained economy in our investment decisions. Our results are reported annually to the PRI as part of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

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