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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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Sport, Sustainability and Community Engagement @ Loyalty One
Apr 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sport has a magical ability to unite millions of people across different economic, social, geographic and political lines. You can likely think of several great sporting moments that you will never forget. With those memories in mind, one begins to appreciate the enormous responsibility for the organizers of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. They have an opportunity to do something special that will impact entire communities for generations to come. We want to know how they’re doing it.

On April 1st TSSS will host a panel of experts including Ann Duffy who was the Corporate Sustainability Officer to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and who continues to provide CSR guidance to the IOC and FIFA. Our panel will explore the power of sport to reach people and communities like nothing else can. Topics to be discussed include: Community Engagement, Sustainable Purchasing, Importance of a Clear Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Branding and Leaving a Legacy.


In conversation with Michael Shuman… @ Hotel Arts
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
Is your investing strategy undermining your philanthropic efforts?

Join us in a conversation with economist, lawyer, and buy local movement advocate Michael Shuman, on how investing in companies that align with your charitable goals can grow your assets.

Our purpose is to bring together families and their advisors who have assets under management in a foundation or our thinking of setting up a foundation for two days of thought provoking commentary. The discussion will be centered on how assets managed and invested in sustainable companies can grow your portfolio without offsetting your philanthropic efforts.

Our goal is to start the conversation on asset management for growth in foundations focusing on sustainable businesses/social enterprises and to provide tools for families to have the conversation at their family council meetings and for conversations with their advisors. This would also be a resource for advisors to draw upon for when families bring this forward.

Global Learning Forum @ Four Seasons Hotel
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – May 15 @ 2:00 pm

The Global Learning Forum will highlight jurisdictions leading in renewable energy adoption and energy efficiency in their electricity, heating & cooling, or transportation sectors. The Forum will also bring key city and utility staff together with the private sector, civil society, and researchers to participate in a solutions-focused dialogue.

Capacity building sessions make up the core of the Global Learning Forum. These sessions take three main forms: Knowledge Mobilization, Peer-to-peer, and Intent-to-action. Throughout these sessions, participants will share their own experiences while learning from other leaders working in cities, utilities, businesses, NGOs, and researchers on the challenges of implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency in cities. The sessions have been developed through the lenses of legislation, building political will, finance, and technology with an eye on themes that cut across these fields.

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