TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Mackenzie Investments announced today
that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative.
The PRI Initiative is a global network of investors working together to
put into practice six Principles for Responsible Investing. Its goal is
to contribute to the development of a stronger global financial system
by understanding the implications of sustainability for investors and
support signatories to incorporate environmental, social and governance
(ESG) factors into their investment decision-making processes.
In becoming a signatory, Mackenzie Investments joins some of the world's
largest investment managers, representing more than US$45 trillion in
assets under administration by the end of April 2014.
"We are very pleased to participate in this initiative," said Tony
Elavia, Chief Investment Officer at Mackenzie Investments. "The
analysis of ESG factors plays a part in assessing whether the companies
we invest in on behalf of our clients foster good governance, integrity
and accountability - values we have always believed in and encouraged."
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm
providing investment advisory and related services. With $71.1 billion
in assets under management as at June 30, 2014, Mackenzie Investments
distributes its investment services through multiple distribution
channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie
Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of
companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services
companies with over $141 billion in total assets under management as at
June 30, 2014. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
SOURCE Mackenzie Investments