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Foresters approach to sustainability

Our commitment to building a better future

Do more of the good you want to do

Sustainability is about fulfilling economic, social well-being and environmental needs now without compromising future generations. This goes hand-in-hand with our purpose of enriching the well-being of our members, their families and communities.


Download Foresters 2022 Sustainability Report

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability efforts are part of everything we do at Foresters. We focus, in particular, on three of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 3: Good health and well-being, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities and Goal 13: Climate action.


Our approach to sustainability

Our sustainability framework is our roadmap to building a better future together:


At Foresters

We are improving the environmental and social impact of our day-to-day business operations and ensuring good governance.


Our members, employees and producers

We are helping our members to enhance their well-being; our employees to belong, learn and thrive; and our producers to succeed. We want to help our members, employees and producers do more of the good they want to do.


Families and communities

Together, we are enriching the wellbeing of families and communities.



Through our actions, we are making a difference in society and helping to shape a better future for everyone.

Key highlights:


$460 million

of our assets are in green or sustainable bonds.2

378 competitive scholarships3 totaling over

$1 million

were awarded in 2022.4

(Dollar amount in CAD)

3,588 grants of nearly

$5 million

were paid out in 2022 for enriching local communities.5

(Dollar amount in CAD)



beautiful play spaces for children have been built throughout North America since 2006.6

421338 CAN (09/23)

1 Foresters Go is provided by The Independent Order of Foresters and is operated by dacadoo AG.

2 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 Amounts based on consolidated financial results prepared in Canadian dollars as of January 2023.

3 The Competitive Scholarship benefit is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Eligible members, their spouse, dependent children, and grandchildren may apply subject to the eligibility criteria. Visit for more information.

4 378 scholarships at a value of CA$1,036,543 were paid out in 2022.

5 3,588 grants valued at CA$4,915,082 were paid out in 2022. Total dollar amount includes Foresters Care Benefit, Foresters Moments, Member-led Community Involvement, Foresters staff-led Community Involvement and Foresters Moments (formerly Fun family), Member Leader Branch Matching Program and Member Leader Fraternal Funding Program.

6 Figure as of December 31, 2022