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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 Fact Sheets are great learning tools that help make the connections between ESG issues and investments. 

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EVENTS

Nov
26
Wed
2014 CBSR Summit @ Daniels Spectrum
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join CBSR for our 12th Annual Summit – The Transformational Company: Embedded
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Daniels Spectrum in Toronto, ON
We will be building on last year’s Summit where we introduced the Transformational Company Framework and how it is applied.
This year, we will look more closely at how Corporate Responsibility teams are aligning with Human Resources, Finance, Communications and Brand Managers to drive business value while scaling up their efforts to address systemic societal risks and challenges.
Why Attend CBSR Summit?
Learn how progressive companies are embedding social and environmental performance into their corporate culture and their operations. Gain leading-edge strategies, practical tools, and case studies of how your company can address systemic challenges; yield a lasting impact with your stakeholders; achieve a competitive edge; and become a catalyst for scaling transformation in Canada.
Canada’s premier Corporate Responsibility conference – now in its 12th year!
Network with your peers and engage in open discussion with the delegates.
Pay one price, attend two events: CBSR Summit and the Excellence in Corporate Responsibility (ECR) Awards Luncheon.
Who Should Attend?
CSR and Sustainability Practitioners, Directors and Executives
Professionals from Accounting, Human Resources, Community Affairs, Communications, Marketing, Legal, and Brand Managers
NGOs, Academics and Government officials working at the intersection between social/environmental issues and business
Take advantage of our group discounts and bring a colleague!
 
For more information about the Summit, including the agenda, stay posted as we will be making ongoing updates on our website with the details. Please see the list of Featured Topics below.

Dec
9
Tue
RI Americas 2014 @ Bloomberg MPR Auditorium
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day

RI Americas 2014: Long Term, Sustainable Capitalism
For more information, visit www.responsible-investor.com/americas2014

May
31
Sun
2015 RIA Conference @ The Banff Centre
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

The 2015 RIA Conference will take place from May 31st to June 2nd at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Building on the huge success of the 2014 RIA Conference in Toronto, we are very excited to put together another fantastic conference to help you make connections and learn about the latest issues, trends, and developments in the field.  
Check the conference webpage regularly for updates!  

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