Who is paying for your workers' retirement?

By Peter Brewster
|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

When your firm’s pension plan holdings are invested, do you think about the companies you financially support in the process? Chances are, your employees are beginning to take notice. And, if they’re not already demanding that you put their money in ethically friendly funds, they probably will in the near future.

Socially conscious investing is a growing phenomenon in Canada, and the more you know about it, the better.

Ethical and environmentally concerned investing in Canada began in earnest in the mutual-fund industry when Ethical Mutual Funds first offered its Ethical Growth Fund in 1986. Investors Group followed a few months later with Investors Summa Fund.