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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read RI Basics
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David Woods, Managing Director of Oikocredit International, will address how social investment can help to meet some the toughest challenges facing the world today. From world inequality to global warming, David will sketch out how investors can do their part by focusing on alternative economies, financial inclusion, food security and climate change.
Mr Woods joined Oikocredit as managing director on 1st January 2013. He has an extensive background in international business. He started with RBC and then later headed ABN’s operations in Japan, Sweden. Before joining Oikocredit, David held leadership positions in various organisations in the United Arab Emirates, including CEO of a regional investment bank.
An informal reception will follow David’s presentation which is a great opportunity to
- learn more about Oikocredit and its social investments across the developing world
- meet the Board members of Oikocredit Canada Central and National Director of Oikocredit Canada
- find out ways to get involved as a member and a volunteer
Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative and social investor. Oikocredit finances and invests in microfinance institutions, co-operatives and small and medium enterprises aimed at positive social impact. It lends to microfinance institutions (MFIs) across the world. In turn, they provide financial services to low-income earners, with a special emphasis on rural areas, women, agriculture and trade.
You can play an important role in empowering lives by investing in the Oikocredit Global Impact GIC, offered by Mennonite Savings and Credit Union(MSCU). MSCU will have a representative to assist you and answer any questions you have.
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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