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Desjardins Sustainable Funds

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Exclusions

When developing Desjardins Sustainable Funds, the selected companies are subject to a rigorous review of their ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices and an in-depth financial analysis. In addition, producers and specialized transporters of fossil fuels, and companies in the civilian firearms1, nuclear energy and tobacco industries are excluded from the outset. Learn more.

  • NEW!

    Desjardins Sustainable Short-Term Income Fund

    Provides a regular stream of income as well as greater security of capital. The portfolio manager applies ESG criteria to select portfolio holdings.

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  • NEW!

    Desjardins Sustainable Canadian Equity Income Fund

    Provides high income return, and to a lesser degree, long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio manager seeks to provide access to high-quality Canadian companies that can generate substantial and stable cash flows, enabling them to maintain a high dividend payout policy.

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  • NEW!

    Desjardins Sustainable Global Dividend Fund

    To invest in a global dividend strategy that aims to provide a 15% dividend income premium to the benchmark, at a minimum. In order to do this, the portfolio manager seeks to invest in companies that benefit from five key megatrends that are expected to play a significant role in shaping our futures.

    Learn more - Desjardins Sustainable Global Dividend Fund
  • Desjardins Sustainable Global Balanced Fund

    To invest in a balanced strategy that capitalizes on the transition to a sustainable world.

    The fund invests in the Desjardins Sustainable Environmental Bond Fund, the Desjardins Sustainable Positive Change Fund and the Desjardins Sustainable Global Opportunities Fund, managed by Mirova, Baillie Gifford and Impax Asset Management, respectively.

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  • Desjardins Sustainable International Small Cap Equity Fund

    To invest in emerging international companies with the potential to grow sustainably.

    Portfolio manager Baillie Gifford employs a bottom-up approach to stock selection, assessing a company’s ability to deliver sustainable growth over the long term and incorporating ESG factors in its selection criteria.

    Learn more - Desjardins Sustainable International Small Cap Equity Fund
  • Desjardins Sustainable American Small Cap Equity Fund

    To invest in emerging US companies with some of the best ESG practices.

    The fund aims to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in securities of smaller-sized companies offering higher growth potential than that of large cap American securities, while applying ESG criteria to portfolio holdings.

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  • THEMATIC FUND

    Desjardins Sustainable Cleantech Fund

    To benefit from strong growth by companies that offer concrete solutions to the environmental problems we face.

    Learn more - Desjardins Sustainable Cleantech Fund
  • Desjardins Sustainable Emerging Markets Equity Fund

    To invest in securities of companies in emerging markets or that are very active in these markets and that care about the ESG impacts of their activities.

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  • THEMATIC FUND

    Desjardins Sustainable Environmental Bond Fund

    To help finance highly transparent environmental projects.

    The fund manager seeks to optimize diversification across credit sectors while favouring investment grade bonds.

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  • THEMATIC FUND

    Desjardins Sustainable Diversity Fund

    To benefit from the investment potential of various companies from around the world where women represent at least 30% of the board. This product uses a responsible investment strategy that promotes equitable corporate governance practices.

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  • THEMATIC FUND

    Desjardins Sustainable Positive Change Fund

    To invest in securities of companies from around the world whose products/services or behaviour are helping to build a more sustainable world for future generations.

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  • Desjardins Sustainable International Equity Fund

    To invest in securities of companies outside of Canada and the U.S. using a disciplined approach based on fundamental research and a thorough risk evaluation that integrates responsible investment practices, such as ESG factors.

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  • SINCE 1990!

    Desjardins Sustainable Global Opportunities Fund

    To tap into the potential of companies transitioning toward a sustainable economy in response to factors like resource scarcity, environmental constraints, inadequate infrastructure and demographic shifts.

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  • Desjardins Sustainable Canadian Bond Fund

    To invest in high-quality debt securities aligned with our ESG priorities.

    When the opportunity arises, the fund manager may also invest in green or social-impact bonds. The fund manager places the same emphasis on all three ESG criteria.

    Learn more - Desjardins Sustainable Canadian Bond Fund
  • Desjardins Sustainable Canadian Equity Fund

    To benefit from innovative security selection that leverages ESG strategies throughout the investment process. This low turnover fund allows investors to make the most of their influence as shareholders.

    The fund manager aims for ESG scores at least 10% higher than the benchmark S&P/TSX index, without compromising return potential.

    Learn more - Desjardins Sustainable Canadian Equity Fund
  • Desjardins Sustainable American Equity Fund

    To invest in the world’s largest economy through best in class companies from an ESG perspective. The fund manager places the same emphasis on all three ESG criteria.

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Sustainable Portfolios

Financial objectives and sustainable development in a single transaction.

  • Optimal diversification: asset class, economy sector, region, capitalization
  • Accessible: initial investment starting at $500 and subsequent investments as low as $25
  • A number of income options available

Sustainable Conservative Portfolio

Allocation

  • 75% Fixed income
  • 25% Growth

For clients who want income and moderate long-term capital appreciation

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Sustainable Moderate Portfolio

Allocation

  • 65% Fixed income
  • 35% Growth

For clients who want income and moderate long-term capital appreciation

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Sustainable Balanced Portfolio

Allocation

  • 50% Fixed income
  • 50% Growth

For clients who want to strike a balance between long-term capital appreciation and income.

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Sustainable Growth Portfolio

Allocation

  • 40% Fixed income
  • 60% Growth

For clients who want long-term capital appreciation with some income.

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Sustainable Maximum Growth Portfolio

Allocation

  • 20% Fixed income
  • 80% Growth

For clients who want long-term capital appreciation.

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Sustainable 100% Equity Portfolio

Allocation

  • 100% Growth

For clients who want long-term capital appreciation.

Learn more - Sustainable 100% Equity Portfolio

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The Desjardins Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently, and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns of the date of the present document including changes in securities value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not consider sales, redemption, distribution or other optional charges, or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The Desjardins Funds are offered by registered dealers.

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