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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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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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EVENTS

Sep
8
Tue
PRI in person @ ICC, ExCel London
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am

PRI in Person provides a comprehensive and truly global three-day programme. A number of side events combine to provide a week-long focus on responsible investment. 

Sep
18
Fri
Breakfast Seminar: Climate Risk and Decarbonization in Canadian Context @ Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Manitoba Room, Main Mezzanine (MM) Level
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for an eco-friendy breakfast and new insights on climate risk and decarbonization. Amundi Asset Management, co-founder of the UN-supported Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), will share insights from their work on decarbonization and managing climate risk without sacrificing returns. Amundi manages close to USD $3 billion in decarbonized equity portfolios.

In this discussion, Frédéric Hoogveld, Investment Specialist, will focus specifically on the Canadian context. Frédéric will present findings from backtests on 3 different carbon strategies against the S&P/TSX Composite Index, explaining how these carbon strategies impact returns, volatility, carbon emissions intensity, and carbon reserves intensity (i.e. “stranded assets” exposure).

About the Speaker

Frédéric Hoogveld has been an Investment Specialist with Amundi since 2011. Before joining Amundi he worked with Factset Research systems. Frédéric Hoogveld is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Nantes (Masters, Engineering), of Panthéon La Sorbonne University (Masters, Corporate Finance) and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst charterholder.

This event is strictly by invitation only

RIA Members and select RI industry professionals are invited. 

Oct
1
Thu
ESG Afterwork: RIA Fall 2015 Social Event @ Montecito Restaurant
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ESG Afterwork: RIA Fall 2015 Social Event

Join us for a glass of wine, an appetizer, networking and some hard-hitting water risk insights. Connect with Canada’s responsible investment professionals and enjoy vibrant discussions about recent trends and issues in the field of responsible investment.
 

Gregory Elders, ‎Senior ESG Analyst with Bloomberg, will join us for a 30-minute presentation to share insights about recent trends and analytics concerning water scarcity risks. Gregory will discuss how water scarcity risks are driving companies to look beyond simply boosting efficiency to identifying drought-prone operations and ensuring continuous supply. Mining and food & beverage companies have been at the forefront of these issues. Gregory will discuss how Bloomberg’s ESG data, screening, news and mapping tools can help investors to identify risks and opportunities, and which companies are taking the lead.
 

This event is the Canadian launch of Bloomberg’s new Water Risk Valuation Tool, developed in partnership with the Natural Capital Declaration. Bloomberg terminals will be onsite for attendees to check out the new Water Risk Valuation Tool.

View photos from the previous RIA social event, the RI Trends Report Launch Party.
 

Agenda

5:00pm Event opens for networking, wine and appetizers 
6:00pm Speaker begins
6:30pm – 8:00pm        More networking, wine and appetizers

About the Speaker

 


Gregory Elders, Senior Bloomberg Intelligence ESG Analyst, has over ten years’ experience valuing environmental, social and corporate governance risks and opportunities. He developed Bloomberg’s Carbon Risk Valuation Tool to help quantify potential earnings impacts from fossil fuel ‘stranded assets’. His research efforts include analysis of stranded-assets risk, zero-emission vehicles, mining safety and performance returns, and sustainable palm oil. He has held the roles of Fixed Income Research Analyst at Merrill Lynch in New York and Head of Research at Trucost in London. Gregory has an MSc in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

 

This event is invitation only

RIA Members and RI industry professionals are invited. If you have any questions, please contact Dustyn Lanz: dustyn@riacanada.ca.

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