When it comes to investments, Foresters Financial™ includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our overall decision-making to better understand risk-adjusted returns. We recognize climate change as a significant human, business and financial risk. As of June 2022, $287 million of our assets were held in green and sustainable bonds.¹
We partner with investment managers who share our approach and incorporate ESG into their investment processes. Through these partnerships, we’re working to evolve our investments in line with industry best practices in the ESG field.
1 Green or sustainable bonds held in Foresters asset portfolios have been represented by their respective issuers in public securities filings to be in alignment with green or sustainable principles established by the International Capital Market Association. For more information, please visit https://www.icmagroup.org/sustainable-finance. Amounts based on consolidated financial results prepared in Canadian dollars as of January 31, 2023 and converted into USD using the Bank of Canada annual average exchange rate of 1.3350.
A.M. Best Company has affirmed an “A” (Excellent)¹ rating for The Independent Order of Foresters for 23 consecutive years! And DBRS Morningstar has also confirmed our “A” Financial Strength Rating.²
1 The A.M. Best ratings assigned on August 17, 2023, reflect overall strength and claims-paying ability of The Independent Order of Foresters. An “A” (Excellent) rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best assigns ratings from A++ to F, A++ and A+ being superior ratings and A and A- being excellent ratings. In assigning the ratings, A.M. Best stated that the rating outlook is “stable”, which means it is unlikely to change in the near future. See ambest.com for our latest rating.
2 DBRS Morningstar Confirms Ratings on The Independent Order of Foresters at 'A,' Stable Trends – News release, July 10, 2023, https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/416964
2022 marked another year of solid dividend performance from Foresters Financial™, with a total dividend payout of $23.3 million USD. Share the good news! Show your prospects Foresters solid product dividend history.¹
¹ Does not apply to certificates where Foresters does not expect to pay dividends. Dividends are not guaranteed. Past dividends are not an indicator of future dividend performance.
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