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RI Certification

In 2014, we launched our certification program for Responsible Investment Advisors and Professionals. We offer two designations, which earn you CE credits and demonstrate your expertise to potential clients. Both of our designations are included in the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada  (IIROC) directory.

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PRI Academy

The Responsible Investment Association has launched the PRI Academy in Canada. It is increasingly important to understand how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect shareholder and stakeholder value. As a result, demand for professional ESG training is increasing. The PRI Academy meets this demand.

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Knowledge Hub

We are pleased to launch the Responsible Investment Knowledge Hub to provide education and raise awareness of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues that affect investment decisions. Our RI Basics page introduces readers to key concepts, issues, and trends in the field of responsible investment.

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Fossil Free & Impact Investing: Vancouver @ Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room
Apr 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Genus Fossil Free + Impact Investing is hosting a seminar in Vancouver. You and a guest are invited to join us to find out how we make fossil free investing work and how you can make an impact through your investing. We’ll also explore the changing responsible investing landscape and examine five signs of hope on climate change.


Seminar Moderator
Mary Lou Miles, CFA TEP
Partner & Portfolio Manager
Genus Capital Management

Investing for Positive Change
Christie Stephenson, BA MEd
Anchor, Western Canada
Purpose Capital

Five Signs of Hope on Climate Change
Merran Smith, BSc
Executive Director
Clean Energy Canada

Making Fossil Free Investing Work for Canadians: What You Need to Know
Wayne Wachell, MBA CFA
CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Genus Capital Management
Fossil Free + Impact Investing

Divest/Invest for Positive Social & Environmental Impact
J.P. Harrison, MBA
Partner & President
Genus Capital Management
Fossil Free + Impact Investing

Please RSVP the organizer by 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015. 


Divestment 101 for Canadian Faith Communities: Building Congregation-wide Support @ Webinar
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for the second of three webinars on starting conversations about fossil fuel divestment with your faith community.
Topic:  Building Congregation-wide Support for Fossil Fuel Divestment
Speakers: Jeanne Moffat, member of the Climate Justice Group, Trinity Saint Paul’s United Church (Toronto,ON).  Rev. Greg Powell, Castlegar United Church (Castlegar, BC)

CFC 2015 Conference
May 7 @ 11:30 am – May 9 @ 4:30 pm

Join us in Calgary May 7-9 for an incredible experience as the CFC 2015 Conference brings together more than 600 Canadian and international leaders from the foundation and philanthropic sector.

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