Demystifying ESG

At Manulife Private Wealth we’re committed to responsible investing and believe we have a role to play in making positive contributions to society.

In this episode of our quarterly webinar, we examine how employing ESG principles can create long-term value while helping to realize a sustainable trajectory for the economy. We also look at how the integration of ESG can help fund managers understand the true value of an investment, mitigate risk, and identify new opportunities.

Our speakers Patrick Blais and Alyson Slater are two of Manulife Investment Management’s experts on ESG and sustainable investing. They dive deep into this topic, including:

  • A detailed look at environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and how they factor into investment analysis
  • How the Canadian Equity Fund, managed by Patrick Blais’s team, integrates environmental and social risk analysis into the investment process
  • The importance of a robust review process and transparency in ESG reporting
  • Avoiding greenwashing, or the overstating of sustainability credentials by companies
  • Active ownership and engagement with companies the team invests in, with the aim of improving financial returns and reducing ESG risk
  • The effect of climate change on companies everywhere, and science-based target initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

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Patrick Blais, CFA, FSA

Patrick Blais, CFA, FSA , 

Senior Portfolio Manager, Fundamental Equity Team, Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management

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Alyson J. Slater

Alyson J. Slater, 

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investment Canada, Public Markets

Manulife Investment Management

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