Fiera

Canada
Diversified Financials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Fiera, an asset management firm, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Fiera is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis, decision-making, and other business practices. Fiera is a signatory of the CFA Institute and the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative. The company supports The 519 organization. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Fiera receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Rationale

Fiera is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis, decision-making, and other business practices (1)(2)(3). The company is “committed to ensuring that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are fully integrated into our investment processes” (4). The company prioritizes diversity in its hiring and leadership composition (5). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

Fiera does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations (1)(2).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

Fiera does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Fiera supports DEI within its business practices. It established a 50-person Global DEI and CSR council to promote DEI throughout the workplace. The company hosts Conscious Inclusion and Allyship training. Fiera was one of the first 16 signatories to the CFA Institute which promotes diversity in investing (1). The company has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative which means a commitment to “supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner” (2)(3).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Fiera has supported The 519 which is an organization focused on supporting LGBTQ causes (1)(2)(3).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Fiera does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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February 20, 2024

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