Adapting to change is in our DNA.Net-zero ETFs
The world now has a clear target in the fight against climate change: net-zero emissions by 2050.1 But markets are dragging their feet.
Our low CO2, responsible investment ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are following Desjardins Group's lead and stepping up efforts to combat climate change. Through their gradual decarbonization, the portfolios aim to achieve the net-zero objective. An absolute trajectory by 2050.
Net-zero emissions pathway ETFs seek to gradually chip away at financed emissions compared to 2020 levels, supporting the probability that annual decreases achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This strategy is consistent with industry best practices and doesn't compromise on performance. The ETFs are designed to:
|Benefit from growth across all economic sectors.
|Reduce exposure to the worst emitters.
|Maintain sound industry and geographic diversification.
|Enhance risk control with active quantitative management.
|Encourage companies to cut emissions.
Emissions reductions are achieved at the level of each ETF's total financed emissions, regardless of the emissions reduction policies of the companies held within it. However, to reach the net zero financed emissions target, exposure to the largest emitters will need to be cut back if they do not take concrete action to reduce their own emissions.
Financed emissions are greenhouse gas emissions created by the companies in which a fund is invested. Investments into the fund are essentially financing these emissions.
A fund's financed emissions are equivalent to its share of the total emissions of the companies in which it is invested, based on the value of the securities it holds.
The net-zero emissions pathway ETFs exclude companies that:
Note: The energy sector is not excluded from these ETFs.
|Desjardins RI Active Canadian Bond – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins RI Canada – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins RI USA – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins RI Developed ex-USA ex-Canada – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins RI Emerging Markets – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins RI Canada Multifactor – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Active systematic multifactor
|Desjardins RI USA Multifactor – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Active systematic multifactor
|Desjardins RI Developed ex-USA ex-Canada Multifactor – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins RI Emerging Markets Multifactor – Net-Zero Emissions Pathway ETF
|Desjardins SocieTerra American Equity ETF
The Desjardins SocieTerra American Equity ETF invests in American companies that are current or emerging ESG leaders in their sector.
Excludes companies involved in:
This actively managed ETF uses a similar strategy to the one behind the Desjardins SocieTerra American Equity Fund.
|Desjardins RI Global Multifactor – Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF
The Desjardins RI Global Multifactor – Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF is an opportunity to invest in companies with no exposure to the traditional energy sector (coal, oil and gas) to reduce the risks associated with the energy transition.
How? By excluding companies that:
It also excludes companies that:
Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM) is one of the largest portfolio managers in Canada.
The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. is the manager and portfolio manager of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds. The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are offered by registered dealers.
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