Groupe Investissement Responsable Inc., more commonly known as (GIR), is a Canadian leader in the area of extra-financial strategic advisory services, a critical part of today's investment world. Since the beginning of the millenium, GIR guides its clients through the environmental, social and corporate-governance issues that affect public companies. It also offers a wide array of services including proxy-voting services, research and business consulting. As a strategic advisor, GIR is duty-bound to act in the best long-term interest of its clients. GIR considers that fiduciary duty requires to take into account environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues that can have an impact on how investment portfolios perform. Thanks to its partners and its large network of contributors, GIR offers a worldwide coverage of both equities and fixed income issuers.