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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

Dec
5
Fri
Vancouver Climate Risk Forum @ Harbour Centre
Dec 5 all-day

Join local leaders and investment professionals to discuss and learn about the impact of climate risk on our pensions, cities, foundations, churches, and other public institutions.

Scientists and organizations like the International Energy Agency are warning investors that most fossil fuel reserves need to stay buried if we hope to avoid the worst effects of global warming. At the same time, more than a trillion dollars a year over the next 36 years must be invested in clean energy if we hope to limit warming to two degrees Celsius.

The Vancouver Climate Risk Forum looks to accelerate this transition to a safer, cleaner economy by supporting local institutional investors looking to manage climate risk and engage with companies to improve their practices on clean energy and carbon. Local leaders and investment professionals are invited to participate in this Vancouver forum, building on similar events hosted in Seattle, Boston and San Francisco.

More information at www.vancouverclimaterisk.ca

Evening Event to follow the daytime programme:
RSVP here for the evening keynote with Mike McGinn and Tzeporah Berman. 

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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Associate Members

Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
Oikocredit Canada
MSCI
Mercer
Investors Group
GLC Asset Management Group
Groupe Investissement Responsable
Guardian Ethical Management
Desjardins
ClearBridge Investments
Desjardins
Bloomberg
Assiniboine Credit Union
Amundi Asset Management
Alterna Savings
Aberdeen Asset Manager
Prospera Credit Union
Mennonite Savings and Credit Union
GMI Ratings
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management
IA Clarington Investments