Social value and financial value do not have to be mutually exclusive

Addenda Capital defines impact investing as an investment approach that seeks to create both compelling financial returns and positive social and/or environmental impact that can be adequately measured, tracked and reported. We undertake our own internal analysis of impact, but favour opportunities whose impact is recognized by a third-party authority.

Consult our article on Impact Investing

Four Broad Themes

From venture investments in clean technologies to commercial mortgages for affordable housing developments, the opportunities for positive impact span many themes, structures and asset classes. We are looking for investment opportunities for our clients in bonds, commercial mortgages and private equity (through experienced fund managers with impact experience) that focus mainly on four themes:

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Health and Wellness
  • Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Community Development

Our Solution: the Addenda Impact Fixed Income Fund

Established in December 2017, the Addenda Impact Fixed Income Fund seeks income and long-term capital growth. The Fund’s investments are focused on four broad themes: Climate Change, Health and Wellness, Education and Community Development.

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Other Solutions for Client Objectives/Restrictions

At a client’s request, we can also “screen” investees to exclude certain securities from investment consideration based on social and environmental criteria. For example, we can filter out so-called "sin stocks", including purveyors of tobacco, alcohol, adult entertainment, nuclear power, gambling and weapons.