Our Guiding Principles
Our commitment to Responsible Investment has led us to develop five guiding principles that support and shape our investment and lending practices:
Partnered with our credit union syndicate to fund five wind farm projects.
Incorporated ESG into our counterparty review.
Begin tracking our sustainability bonds that help promote a green economy.
Signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI) and dedicated part of our investment portfolio to green and social impact bonds, funding projects like sustainable building, low-carbon transportation and affordable housing.
Submitted our first voluntary disclosure to the UN-PRI for assessment.
Joined the newly established CBIA (Canadian Bond Investors' Association) ESG working group to advocate for more transparent ESG disclosure.
Shortlisted for the Best Overall Corporate Governance Award at the 2019 Excellence in Governance Awards.
Central 1 becomes a member of the Responsible Investment Association, joining over 130 organizations who are committed to growing and supporting responsible investing in Canada.
Central 1, alongside institutional investors managing more than $2.3 trillion in assets, signed the Canadian Investor Statement on Diversity & Inclusion, a new initiative coordinated by the Responsible Investment Association.
Established the very first ESG Policy at Central 1
Created Central 1’s Responsible Impact Investing Committee (“RIIC”)
Achieved and exceeded our target (5% of our total portfolio) for Responsible Investment holdings (Green, Social, or Sustainability-linked bonds)