Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group.

Responsible
Investing

At Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group we believe that many ESG factors have a material impact on investment performance across time horizons and asset classes, so all CC&L Financial Group investment teams spend significant time researching the ESG risks and opportunities of their investments and engaging with company management teams on ESG topics.

For more information on how our investment teams incorporate and engage in ESG issues, visit our affiliates’ websites.

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Environmental, Social & Governance
Factors at CC&L Financial Group

ESG Investing We typically think of Environmental, Social and
Governance (ESG) issues in investment as having two dimensions.

The first, integration, involves integrating ESG factors in investment selection.

The second, active ownership refers to how we influence investees to address ESG issues through engagement, proxy voting and collaboration with other investors and advocacy organizations.
Because integration is specific to a particular investment strategy, approaches differ across our teams. In contrast, significant commonalities exist when it comes to active ownership. As such, in 2019 we established a central specialized Stewardship & Engagement team to work with our managers on engagements, voting and collaborative initiatives.

Corporate Social Responsibility

At CC&L Financial Group, we are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, which means that we
will seek to have a positive impact on society beyond the financial interests of the firm alone.

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As an organization, we make this commitment because it aligns our corporate values with our personal values. As individuals, we want to see our colleagues, communities and society flourish.

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When we start work each morning, we don’t check our values at the door. Rather, we express our personal values in the way that we do business – with attention not only to the financial results of each decision, but also to its impact on our colleagues, community and society.

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In addition to our philanthropic activities led by the CC&L Foundation, CC&L Financial Group has also established Socially Responsible Business Practices Working Group to help drive our business practices agenda regarding issues such as health and wellness, diversity and inclusion and environmental sustainability.

Associations

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group is a member of the
following professional organizations.

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United Nations – Backed
Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)

The following CC&L Financial Group affiliates are signatories to the UN PRI:

  • Baker, Gilmore & Associates
  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
  • Connor Clark & Lunn Private Capital
  • Global Alpha Capital Management
  • NS Partners
  • PCJ Investment Counsel
  • Vergent Asset Management
  • Scheer, Rowlett & Associates Investment Management Ltd.

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

In 2019 CC&L Financial Group became members of the International Corporate Governance Network, an investor-led organization that promotes effective standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship to advance efficient markets and sustainable economies worldwide.

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG)

The following CC&L Financial Group affiliates are members of the CCGG.

  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
  • PCJ Investment Council

Responsible Investment Association (RIA)

The RIA is Canada’s industry association for responsible investment, with members collectively managing over $20 trillion in assets.

The Task Force on Climate-related
Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The following CC&L Financial Group affiliates are supporters of the TCFD:

  • Global Alpha Capital Management
  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management

Climate Engagement Canada (CEC)

CC&L Financial Group represents the following affiliates as a founding participant of CEC:

  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
  • PCJ Investment Counsel
  • Scheer, Rowlett & Associates Investment Management

Diversity, equity and inclusion.

At CC&L Financial Group, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that to attract, retain, and motivate high-quality individuals, we must foster an environment that reflects and embraces the people and communities in which we live and work. We value having a diverse and inclusive workforce and recognize that it is a key component to driving our continued business success.

 

 

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