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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

May
4
Wed
Pension Investment and Governance Basics Course @ Courtyard Downtown Toronto
May 4 – May 6 all-day

Pension Investment and Governance Basics Course
May 4-6, 2016 (3 full days)
For tomorrow’s trustee and union pension champions, the 3-day course offers a series of expert-led presentations and interactive discussions on the most current pension-related topics including the Canadian retirement system, legal and regulatory issues, fiduciary duties, actuarial basics, investment and more.

Cost: $600 / Affiliate members: a 15% discount (Become an Affiliate)

Trustee Master Class
May 6, 2016 (1 full day)
Designed for pension trustees, the full-day Trustee Master Class brings together an impressive roster of instructors and pension trustees to explore timely pension investment issues in an interactive setting.

Cost: $180 / Affiliate members: a 15% discount  (Become an Affiliate)

 
For more information about the event, please visit www.share.ca
May
18
Wed
Toward Sustainable Impact in Public Markets @ Webinar
May 18 all-day

Institutional investors are increasingly looking for ways to steer capital towards companies and projects that provide solutions to major social and environmental challenges, but achieving impact at scale can be a challenging proposition. Following a market consultation, MSCI ESG Research developed a new Sustainable Impact framework and accompanying data and index, designed to measure exposure to sustainable impact solutions and support clients looking to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

For example, an investment of USD 1 million into a sample portfolio replicating the MSCI ACWI Sustainable Impact Index is associated with approximately USD 181,203 in annual revenues from social impact solutions, as well and USD 359,349 in annual revenues from environmental impact solutions (as of March 1, 2016).

Join the webinar discussion to hear from MSCI ESG Research analysts on the market demand behind the new framework, details of the data and index, and potential use cases.

Register now!

May
19
Thu
Building a Sustainable Financial System: Global Trends and the Imperative for Canada @ Webinar
May 19 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: May 19th, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:15pm EST  
 
Space is limited. If you wish to attend, please register today. Feel free to distribute to interested colleagues.
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