Three ESG stock picks for 2019

Foresters Asset Management picks a mining company, a wood pellet firm and a REIT as responsible investments that could also outperform

Ruth Saldanha 8 January, 2019 | 8:00PM
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During the last quarter of 2018 we saw news that rattled responsible investors, from the Facebook data breach, Johnson & Johnson’s talc being linked to cancer and Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest for corporate governance related issues.

With more investors moving towards responsible investing, issues like this take on more significance. The Edelman Trust Barometer released last month notes that 91% of institutional investors in Canada have changed their voting and/or engagement policies to be more attentive to ESG risks and 65% have done so within the past year.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd70.67 CAD-0.03Rating
Citigroup Inc71.37 USD1.22Rating
Killam Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust23.02 CAD0.83
Wells Fargo & Co50.66 USD0.66Rating

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Ruth Saldanha

Ruth Saldanha  is Senior Editor at Morningstar.ca. Follow her on Twitter @KarishmaRuth.

 
 
 

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