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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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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. 

MSCI 3rd Canadian Institutional Investor Event @ OMERS. Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the Date!

MSCI is pleased to invite you to a Benchmarking & Portfolio Risk Workshop hosted at OMERS, where we will explore investment challenges through the lens of MSCI tools and practical case studies.
This event is open to Institutional Investors.
There is no fee to attend.
Agenda Topics Include
  • Understanding Emerging Market Factor Models and New Approaches to Investing in Emerging Markets
  • Evaluating Domestic Factor Strategies Utilizing the New Barra US Total Market Model
  • Best Practices in Benchmarking and Analyzing Risk in Illiquid Asset Classes
  • Balancing Factor Risk and Manager Risk
  • Sustainable Investing: Benchmarks for Low Carbon Investing
The BC Pension Forum 2016 @ Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver Harbourfront
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Join pension trustees, pension advisory committee members and pension advocates and activists, along with investment managers, public policy makers, plan sponsors, trade union representatives, and investment professionals at the Annual BC Pension Summit in Vancouver from February 25-26 for dynamic learning opportunities on new developments, key issues and challenges around pension plan governance, funding and responsible investment.

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Associate Members

Global Alpha Capital Management
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Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
Investors Group
GLC Asset Management Group
Groupe Investissement Responsable
Guardian Ethical Management
ClearBridge Investments
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

Supporting Members

Cash Management Group