ESG

Fiera Capital and Fiera Private Alternative Investments are committed to ensuring that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are fully integrated into our investment processes.

Such considerations are particularly important with respect to the variety of ‘real’ assets – ranging from agricultural land and core real-estate to vital infrastructure – that figure prominently in our expanding suite of private alternative strategies. These assets are typically held for longer terms than other types of investments; are often geographically fixed – e.g. farmland – and therefore linked to local communities and the environment; and are frequently subject to regulatory and compliance regimes.

Fiera Private Alternative Investments’ comprehensive
approach to ESG is summarized below.

Goals

  • Be among the global
    leaders in ESG integration
  • Aim to provide investors with
    increased income and capital
    appreciation through experienced portfolio
    ESG performance
  • Mitigate risk and support
    creation of stable value
    long-term
  • Systematically embed
    ESG factors

Four Principles

  • Accountability towards investors and stakeholders
  • Impact on long-term performance
  • Cooperative approach individually adapted to each investment
  • High ethical standards

Certifications and signatories

  • Signatory to UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Fiera Real Estate - GRESB participant, Fiera Infrastructure - GRESB member
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) BEST sustainability standards
There is a growing demand for Private Alternative managers to consider ESG factors. Private Alt managers need to have clear responsible investment policies and provide full ESG reporting and explain how ESG integration contributes to create value.
Sophie Lemieux, Responsible Investing
In 2018, the firm significantly improved its UN PRI assessment scores across the board. This reflected in large part the efforts of the former ESG committee and its successor, the global Corporate Responsibility Committee, in leveraging core Fiera Capital values such as collaboration, innovation and excellence in the area of CSR and ESG integration.
Global CIO Team
Fiera Private Alternative Investments offers coveted access to a range of private-alternative asset classes designed to provide increased diversification and enhanced returns.
Fiera Alternative Investment’s senior management and investment teams are staffed with world-class professionals who share a passion for ‘alpha’.
Real-world examples of Fiera Capital’s private-alternative strategies in action illustrate how you stand to benefit.
Our unwavering commitment to ESG helps mitigate risk and supports creation of stable long-term value.