Now you can generate investing ideas that align with your principles of social and environmental responsibility.

Discover Canada’s first sustainable investing tools for direct investors that helps you combine your financial investments with positive societal impact. With Scotia iTRADE, you will now understand which companies are performing sustainably well and which companies may have sustainability concerns. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have the potential to impact stocks both positively and negatively. You’re now empowered to find investment opportunities with the companies most closely aligned to your own values and avoid those involved with practices you disagree with.

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By determining your sustainability profile, you can map out your particular views and beliefs pertaining to ESG factors. Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to start investing in companies with values that match up with yours.

Using the sustainability profile tool is easy:

  • Move the sliders to rate your passion for each factor.
  • Review your profile.
  • Share your results!


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Bribery and corruption
Climate change and carbon emissions
Air/water pollution
Energy efficiency
Water scarcity
Waste management
Board composition
Audit committee structure
Executive compensation
Political contributions
Move the sliders to rate your passion for each factor. Review your profile and share your results!


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Sustainable Investing Is More Important Than Ever

Scotia iTRADE’s sustainable investing tools are exclusively available to Scotia iTRADE clients. Access to sustainable investing insights could help you to generate investing ideas that align with your ESG principles.

Insights are provided by our partner, Sustainalytics, providing comprehensive performance ratings based on ESG factors for over 1,200 companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Russell® 1000 Index. Some examples include labour relations, clean energy usage, green initiatives and ethical business practices.

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Created by our partner Sustainalytics, this exclusive whitepaper provides information about the growth of sustainable investing globally, and how it could potentially generate competitive returns. Request it today and you’ll also get access to helpful infographics and links to more online resources related to sustainable investing.

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Sustainalytics is an independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 13 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment processes. For more information, visit

What does ESG mean?


More and more, companies must take steps towards green and eco-friendly initiatives to maximize sustainability. Examples of environmental issues a company might take into consideration include greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, water and waste management.


Social criteria examines how a company exercises its values amongst its employees and within its business relationships. In a multi-cultural country like Canada, a commitment to social concerns like diversity and human rights can also play a significant role in a company’s ethical performance and social responsibility.


The strength of a company’s bribery & corruption policy, the gender diversity of its Board and governance-related controversies are all factors to consider within the corporate governance of a company. For example, diversity of background can provide fresh perspectives in the boardroom and lead to better board decision-making.

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