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Socially Responsible Global Portfolios

Socially Responsible investing, or SRI, is a strategy that considers not only the financial returns from an investment, but also its impact on environmental, ethical and social issues. It’s a different way to feel good about your investments.

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Key features

Designed to align with your values

Feel good about your investments, knowing that we’ve removed controversial holdings.

Low management fee

Low management fee* so we can keep your money working harder for you.

Meet your growth needs

Made up of a selection of ETFs in a mutual fund to meet your growth needs.

We’ll help you choose the right Portfolio

Overview

With 70% in bonds, this is the least risky Portfolio of the bunch. The other 30% is invested in stocks, which provide growth potential. It’s designed to be a safer bet with more modest returns for the more risk averse.

This Portfolio may be right for you if you’re:

  • A low–medium risk investor
  • Seeking stability
  • Looking for income and some potential for capital appreciation
TermAnnualized returns^ as of [[REPORT.DATE]] net of fees
1 year[[BAL_INC_SRI.RATE.1_YEAR]]
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Allocation & Holdings

Bonds
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Bond Index ETF67.56%
Stocks
Scotia Responsible Investing U.S. Equity Index ETF21.31%
Scotia Responsible Investing International Equity Index ETF8.11%
Cash2.07%
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Equity Index ETF0.95%

Informational only: This is how we aim to manage your Portfolio. The percentages may change slightly over time.

70%

Bonds

30%

Stocks

Low to medium

Risk

Here’s the nitty-gritty stuff

Unit Price as of [[BAL_INC_SRI.PRICE.DATE]][[BAL_INC_SRI.PRICE.UNIT]]
Fund CodeINI310
Date series startedJanuary 6, 2022
Total value of the Fund

[[BAL_INC_SRI.ASSETS]]

(as of [[REPORT.DATE]])

DistributionsAnnually, December
Management Expense Ratio1 (MER)[[MER.SRI]]

Overview

Offers a balance between Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that invest in stocks and bonds, increasing your potential for growth while still maintaining stability – and removing investments that don’t align with social and environmental concerns.

This Portfolio may be right for you if you’re:

  • A low–medium risk investor
  • Seeking a balance between capital appreciation and modest income potential
TermAnnualized returns^ as of [[REPORT.DATE]] net of fees
1 year[[BAL_SRI.RATE.1_YEAR]]
3 years[[BAL_SRI.RATE.3_YEAR]]
5 years[[BAL_SRI.RATE.5_YEAR]]
10 years[[BAL_SRI.RATE.10_YEAR]]
Inception[[BAL_SRI.RATE.INCEPTION]]

Allocation & Holdings

Bonds
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Bond Index ETF37.94%
Stocks
Scotia Responsible Investing U.S. Equity Index ETF41.87%
Scotia Responsible Investing International Equity Index ETF15.93%
Cash2.40%
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Equity Index ETF1.85%

Informational only: This is how we aim to manage your Portfolio. The percentages may change slightly over time.

40%

Bonds

60%

Stocks

Low to medium

Risk

Here’s the nitty-gritty stuff

Unit Price as of [[BAL_SRI.PRICE.DATE]][[BAL_SRI.PRICE.UNIT]]
Fund CodeINI320
Date series startedJanuary 6, 2022
Total value of the Fund

[[BAL_SRI.ASSETS]]

(as of [[REPORT.DATE]])

DistributionsAnnually, December
Management Expense Ratio1 (MER)[[MER.SRI]]

Overview

75% of this Portfolio’s investments are in stocks, which provides potential for long-term growth. The remaining 25% in bonds serves to balance out some of the associated risk with a little stability.

This Portfolio may be right for you if you’re:

  • A medium risk investor
  • Seeking a primarily capital growth potential and some income
TermAnnualized returns^ as of [[REPORT.DATE]] net of fees
1 year[[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.1_YEAR]]
3 years[[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.3_YEAR]]
5 years[[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.5_YEAR]]
10 years[[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.10_YEAR]]
Inception[[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.INCEPTION]]

Allocation & Holdings

Bonds
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Bond Index ETF23.85%
Stocks
Scotia Responsible Investing U.S. Equity Index ETF52.64%
Scotia Responsible Investing International Equity Index ETF20.03%
Cash1.15%
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Equity Index ETF2.33%

Informational only: This is how we aim to manage your Portfolio. The percentages may change slightly over time.

25%

Bonds

75%

Stocks

Medium

Risk

Here’s the nitty-gritty stuff

Unit Price as of [[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.PRICE.DATE]][[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.PRICE.UNIT]]
Fund CodeINI330
Date series startedJanuary 6, 2022
Total value of the Fund

[[BAL_GROWTH_SRI.ASSETS]]

(as of [[REPORT.DATE]])

DistributionsAnnually, December
Management Expense Ratio1 (MER)[[MER.SRI]]

Overview

With no bonds to balance it out during down markets this is the riskiest Portfolio we offer, but with that risk comes a greater potential reward.

This Portfolio may be right for you if you’re:

  • A medium–high risk investor
  • Seeking primarily capital growth potential
TermAnnualized returns^ as of [[REPORT.DATE]] net of fees
1 year[[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.1_YEAR]]
3 years[[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.3_YEAR]]
5 years[[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.5_YEAR]]
10 years[[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.10_YEAR]]
Inception[[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.RATE.INCEPTION]]

Allocation & Holdings

Stocks
Scotia Responsible Investing U.S. Equity Index ETF69.34%
Scotia Responsible Investing International Equity Index ETF26.37%
Cash1.22%
Scotia Responsible Investing Canadian Equity Index ETF3.07%

Informational only: This is how we aim to manage your Portfolio. The percentages may change slightly over time.

0%

Bonds

100%

Stocks

Medium to high

Risk

Here’s the nitty-gritty stuff

Unit Price as of [[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.PRICE.DATE]][[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.PRICE.UNIT]]
Fund CodeINI340
Date series startedJanuary 6, 2022
Total value of the Fund

[[EQ_GROWTH_SRI.ASSETS]]

(as of [[REPORT.DATE]])

DistributionsAnnually, December
Management Expense Ratio1 (MER)[[MER.SRI]]

Socially Responsible Investing Criteria

With input from our Clients, we designed these Portfolios to align with investors’ values. The result is a different way to invest that avoids companies based on the criteria below.

Controversial business activities: Companies that are perceived to be generating a material level of revenue from controversial business activities, such as fossil fuels, tobacco and more.

Carbon intensity: Companies ranking in the top 25% of their sector for the most carbon intense (CO2/Revenue) manufacturing practices are removed from the Portfolio.

Established norms: Companies with alleged or verified non-compliance with established international norms (e.g. anti-corruption plus human, labour & environmental rights).

Gender representation: Companies with no female representation in key decision-making positions are also eliminated.

Controversial weapons: Companies with verified ongoing involvement in controversial weapons.

 

These exclusions mean that your investment in certain industries, such as energy for example, won't be as extensive as with our Global ETF Portfolios. You’ll pay a little bit more for a Portfolio that is managed to avoid companies involved in these categories. Because of these differences, the Socially Responsible Global Portfolios may perform differently than the Global ETF Portfolios. For full details, please see the Prospectus.

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