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ESG Investing: Hype or Reality?

ESG investing, a concept that has been around for over 50 years, has many different definitions or approaches — which is a key challenge in trying to compare apples to apples.

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How to Create Your Personal Investment Philosophy

Formalizing your investment goals and values can help to keep you on track — even when circumstances change If you’ve ever met with a wealth manager to set up an investment portfolio, you’re likely familiar with some of the standard questions you’re asked upon intake:

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Is Impact Washing the New Greenwashing?

With the rise of impact investments available to investors in 2021, here’s what sustainable investors need to know about impact washing vs. greenwashing, and how to tell the difference between the two. While the term “impact washing” may be unfamiliar to many, most people are

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Introducing the Genus Global Impact Bond Fund

A new way to green your investment portfolio The future just got a little greener. Today, Genus is launching a new way for you to green your investment portfolio. Our Global Impact Bond Fund is the latest addition to our Fossil Free Fund Suite and

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Inside Our Impact Portfolio: Why We Invest in Tesla

Given Tesla’s sustainable impact, the company is considered a 100% impact investment. Here’s a look at why we finally added Tesla to our Genus Fossil Free High-Impact fund last year When you’re talking about impact investments, it’s hard not to mention the 4,000-pound gorilla in

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State of Impact Investing in Canada Webinar

The panelists discussed three key impact investing trends and why they matter so much in 2021: Place-based impact investing; Climate-action impact investing; Early-stage impact investing. Watch on Demand Additional Resources Climate-Action Impact Investing Resources • 2020 Net Impact Report for Individual Investors Early-Stage Impact

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Client impact

“Graduating from a big bank to Genus was one of the best financial steps we've ever taken. Genus has delivered reliable asset growth despite our moderate risk tolerance. As our financial security has grown, we've also been the beneficiaries of a great client experience. The company's communications have been consistently transparent and informative, including educational webinars and a well-designed web portal where we can track investments daily. Most importantly to us, our portfolio manager has always responded swiftly and thoroughly to our questions and requests. ”
Martin T.
"Having relatively diverse financial goals and needs, along with a slight reticence regarding the stock market, Genus skillfully addressed all of our concerns, and put together a truly exceptional plan: Fossil free funds and a diversified investment portfolio, check; An effective Impact investment portfolio that coincides with our hopes and dreams for a better world, check; Professional advice and assistance to create a donor advised charitable fund with immediate charitable receipts for tax purposes, check. Returns? Way beyond our expectations! We even had some fun along the way and certainly enjoyed an incredible two-year start to what will be a satisfying long-term relationship with Genus."
Marc B.
“I love the service I get at Genus.”
Chris H.
“Leslie and I were fellow board members when we met twenty years ago. For the last ten she has been thoughtful in the construction of an investment strategy for my family and is executing the strategy as planned. The team at Genus has met my expectations and are a pleasure to deal with.”
Bob Q.
“For over 15 years, I have provided selection and performance evaluation of multiple investment managers for a significant family office. Leslie and Genus have been foundational for me in my role. I have always found Leslie and her colleagues to be insightful and proactive, and found the performance of their portion of the portfolio to be well above benchmarks. And they have been a great pleasure to work with.”
Douglas H.
“Genus is a very innovative firm. I am pleased to invest in their Fossil Free and Impact strategies that help me invest in line with my values.”
Marnie C.
“Great team of professionals. Excellent website and reporting. Responds to inquiries promptly. Very pleased with the process of changing from another company to Genus as well. Kudos.”
David L.
“Genus consistently provides a good, clearly explained, comprehensive picture of the general economic and financial situation, along with an excellent account of the investment decisions made in relation to this. Genus’ equally strong concern with clients’ questions and requests for further information is also a very important part of the service it provides.”
Allan S.
“Back in 1992 when I found myself at fifty with a substantial amount of money to invest, I knew just one thing — that I didn’t want to contribute to tobacco companies, arms manufacturers, or oil. But over the ensuing years the options for socially responsible investing have become far more sophisticated and I’m very happy that this is a big part of the Genus approach. I also very much appreciate the long-term relationship with my portfolio manager, Mary Lou.”
Ann P.

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