Institutional Investment Strategies


ESG Committee

AGF’s ESG Committee meets monthly to govern responsible investment matters within the firm. The Committee consists of representatives from each investment team and assists the Office of the Chief Investment Officer and AGF’s Sustainability Council with:

  • Incorporating ESG issues into our investment management process
  • Reporting of and establishing processes to monitor adherence with stewardship activities related to ESG matters that impact AGF’s investment management operations, policies and processes

Foundations of Our Investment Stewardship

Research & Analysis

Risk & Oversight

Active Ownership


Our Commitment to Responsible Investing

Principles for Responsible Investment*

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When opportunity presents itself, AGF engages in dialogue where we seek to influence the company’s approach on ESG factors that are material and relevant for each specific circumstance. AGF participates in broader discussions about standards and best practices in responsible investing. We engage with companies and policy makers on a wide range of issues to understand better the quality of the businesses that we invest in, how they are positioned for future challenges, including their approach to ESG issues.

*AGF Investments Inc. is the signatory to United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.


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AGF is a sustaining member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA), Canada’s membership association for Responsible Investment. RIA Members include asset managers, asset owners, advisors, and service providers who believe incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions can provide superior risk-adjusted returns and positive societal impact.

*AGF Investments Inc. is a founding, paying member of the RIA and holds a seat on the Board of Directors.


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AGF is a member of CDP a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. CDP is committed to a thriving economy that works for both people and the planet long term.

30% Club Canada

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As a member of the 30% Club Canada, AGF achieved near gender parity – with six men and four women – in the Boardroom. The 30% Club encourages and supports companies to appoint more women at board level as well as senior management levels.

Ceres INCR

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As a member of The Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability, AGF engages and collaborates on environmental, social and governance issues to advance leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions.

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