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Blog - December 1, 2022

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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Events - November 24, 2022

Watch on Demand – Sustainable Spotlight

Watch on demand - Genus host Stephanie Tsui, Portfolio Manager and Head of Foundations and Non-profits will take you through a deep dive into some of the sustainable investments we hold in our funds and through our Impact Investment Counsel. Featuring Alexa Blain & Rachel Murphy from Deetken Impact.

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Blog - November 24, 2022

How the David Suzuki Foundation is Investing in the Well-being Economy (And How You Can Too)

Though it may sound revolutionary, the term ‘well-being economy ’ is not new. Communities around the world have been exploring it for at least a decade . But implementation work has recently accelerated.

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Blog - November 21, 2022

12 Sustainable Gift Ideas from Our Favourite B Corps

Our second annual B Corp gift guide highlights 12 of our go-to B Corps offering values-aligned gift ideas for all your gifting needs this year.

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Blog - November 8, 2022

How Climate Change is Affecting Your Portfolio

For those who want not just to react to a changing world but also invest proactively and make a difference, a climate-focused investment strategy could be the ticket.

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Blog - November 4, 2022

Why ESG Investing is Here to Stay

Flood, C. (2022, June 20). Asset managers told to clean up greenwashing and net zero claims. Financial Times. Retrieved October 24, 2022, from https://www.ft.com/content/f1367ab4-ac6f-486d-8bd2-e7659448055d

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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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