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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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Feb
5
Thu
Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability: Does your CSR Report Resonate with Investors? @ Loyalty One
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability: Does your CSR Report Resonate with Investors?

Featuring distinguished guests:

Ian McPherson, Launched Canada’s 1st Global Clean Energy Fund & Chairs the Investment Committee of the United Church of Canada

Martin Grosskopf, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Director of Sustainable Investing at AGF

Julie Desjardins, President at Desjardins & Associates Consulting Inc., Co-author of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues in Institutional Investor Decision Making

MODERATOR Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability Practice,University of Waterloo

Topics:

  • Why most money managers on Bay/Wall Street aren’t using sustainability reporting in their investment decisions
  • 5 Sustainable Development (SD) metrics that can help money managers better understand your company’s investment opportunity
  • Why GRI metrics simply don’t hit the radar for the vast majority of money managers (or Boards of Directors or Senior Managers)
  • How companies can re-frame the conversation with investors to ensure a more accurate stock valuation
  • How money managers and analysts can sharpen their analytical skills to better assess the ROI opportunity of sustainability megatrends

Agenda:

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:15 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:15 – 6:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Ian McPherson, Martin Grosskopf & Julie Desjardins
6:00 – 6:15 pm: Small group discussion/brainstorming
6:15 – 6:25 pm: Groups report back to main audience
6:25 – 6:45 pm: General Q and A 6:45 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks 

Complete Event Details Here

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Feb
26
Thu
Leading Voices on Trade Unions, the Labor Movement and Pension Plans, Plus Climate Change Risks @ Empire Landmark Hotel
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am

Join SHARE and the BC Federation of Labour for the 11th Annual BC Pension Forum in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, February 27, 2015. Pension trustees, advisory committee members, and pension activists will gather with investment managers, public policy makers, plan sponsors, trade union representatives and leading international thinkers to discuss issues and challenges to delivering promised pension benefits today and in the future. 

The Annual Forum will be preceded by two side events — Pension Boot Camp and Pension Trustee Master Class — on Thursday, February 26 at the Empire Landmark Hotel. Thursday will wrap up with a public event: ‘Building a Low Carbon Economy: The Role of Investors’ at the SFU Beedie School of Business.

Featuring:

  • Sharan Burrow – General Secretary of International Trade Union Confederation
  • Carol Bellringer – Auditor General Of British Columbia
  • Hassan Yussuf – President, Canadian Labour Congress

 

Feb
27
Fri
2015 BC Pension Forum @ Empire Landmark Hotel
Feb 27 @ 11:15 am – 8:00 pm

Sustainable investment, sustainable pensions

SHARE and the BC Federation of Labour will host the eleventh annual BC Pension Forum in Vancouver February 27, 2015. Join Canadian pension leaders to learn and exchange views about solutions to improving retirement security in today’s complex and dynamic public policy and capital market environment.

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