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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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EVENTS

Jun
3
Fri
Building a Sustainable Financial System: Global Trends and the Imperative for Canada @ Webinar
Jun 3 all-day
Please join us for an engaging webinar-based dialogue with Nick Robins, UNEP Financial Inquiry on Designing a Sustainable Financial System, and Kathy Bardswick, CEO, The Co-operators and Advisory Council Member for the UNEP Inquiry. Andrea Moffat, Vice President, Ivey Foundation will be moderating the session.

This dialogue will provide you with an understanding of the work the UNEP Financial Inquiry on Designing a Sustainable Financial System has accomplished to date, the direction it is heading over the next few years and the opportunity for Canadian financial leaders and policy makers to benefit from this effort and influence the global agenda.  

Details
Host: Responsible Investment Association and the Toronto RI Network
Date and Time: June 3rd, 2016, 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM EDT  
 
Space is limited. If you wish to attend, please register today. Feel free to distribute to interested colleagues.
Jun
8
Wed
Special Complimentary Invitation for RIA Members: Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit @ Malaparte Ballroom
Jun 8 all-day

Find out what trends and developments in the low-carbon economy mean for businesses in Canada – Details below.

Join Bloomberg BNA, TD Bank Group and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions for the first annual Sustainable Business Summit 2016: CanadaFueling Growth and Prosperity in the Low-Carbon Economy. This complimentary event takes place on June 8th in Toronto, the day after the close of the Responsible Investment Association of Canada conference.

Come together with other senior business leaders, top government officials, investors and financial decision-makers, influential media observers, and other key stakeholders for a conversation about disruptive sustainability innovations emerging in Canada in response to climate change and the low-carbon economy.

When? Wednesday, June 8th, from 2:00 PM t0 7:30 PM.

Where? Malaparte Ballroom in Toronto, Canada.

Featured speakers and panelists include:

  • Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
  • Justice Frank Iacobucci, Senior Counsel, Torys LLP
  • Dr. Shawn Qu, President and CEO Canadian Solar
  • Annette Verschuren, CEO, NRStor
  • Mike Pedersen, CEO, TD Bank
  • Lynn Blodgett, CEO, Big Moon Power

Sustainable Business Summit 2016: Canada will focus on critical issues, including:

  • How Canadian companies are innovating new sustainable business models and adopting best practices and processes throughout their organizations
  • How developments in these areas affect the business community as a whole, specific industries and sectors, and individual companies
  • Lessons from low-carbon leaders and ecopreneurs
  • Roadmaps for sustainable urban planning
  • Economic policy and fast-changing investment opportunities

Reserve your complimentary seat today to join the conversation on sustainable business in Canada.

Jun
14
Tue
Toronto Socially Responsible Investing Monthly Meetup @ Duke of York Pub
Jun 14 all-day

This Meetup is to bring together like minded people who want to learn and discuss responsible investing and sustainability.

Please RSVP to ensure we have enough seats.

All the best,

Eric

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NEI
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RBC
Sustainalytics
Addenda Capital

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Wealthsimple
Vigeo-EIRIS
BMO Global Asset Management
Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.
ISS
Fiera Capital
Encasa Financial
Bullion Management Group Inc.
SHARE
Global Alpha Capital Management
Wolverton
Genus
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Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
MSCI
Investors Group
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Guardian Ethical Management
Desjardins
ClearBridge Investments
Desjardins
Bloomberg
Assiniboine Credit Union
Amundi Asset Management
Alterna Savings
Prospera Credit Union
Mennonite Savings and Credit Union
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management
IA Clarington Investments

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Changequity
Starboard Wealth Planners
The Smallwood Harvey Financial Group
Cash Management Group
Taylor Remy Brown Investment Group
The Wooding Group
Blue Heron Advisory Group
CoPower