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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

Feb
24
Wed
Q1 RIA Advisor Conference Call
Feb 24 all-day
RIA Advisor Members are invited to join the Q1 RIA Advisor Conference Call, which will take place on February 24th at 9:00am (PST) / 12:00pm (EST)
 
Dermot Foley and Andrew Simpson, who manage the IA Clarington Inhance Global Equity SRI Class, will be joining us to share insights about their approach to addressing climate risk and opportunities. These calls are a great opportunity to discuss practical issues about responsible investing with other advisors. The agenda is below. 

Agenda

12:00pm: Introduction
Dustyn Lanz will start the call and introduce the great speakers.

12:05pm: Part One – ESG Insights
‘Climate Change: Managing Financial Risks and Opportunities’
 
Speakers:
Dermot Foley, CFA, CIM
Manager, ESG Analysis, Vancity Investment Management
 
Andrew Simpson, CFA Portfolio
Manager, Vancity Investment Management
 
The economic consequences of climate change – its impacts and remedies – will continue to influence the investment landscape for the foreseeable future. Vancity Investment Management Ltd. (VCIM), the portfolio sub-advisor for IA Clarington Inhance Global Equity SRI Class, has implemented a strategy to address the financial risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The Fund has fully divested from fossil fuel companies while maintaining or re-investing divested assets in established, competitive companies invested in a low carbon future:  companies developing transformative technologies, products and services, mitigation plans, or diversification strategies. 
 

Dermot and Andrew will discuss how VCIM’s integrated approach provides a competitive advantage, while minimizing risk through thorough analysis in the shifting world of investing.


12:20pm: Q&A
Advisors Q&A with Dermot and Andrew.  

12:25pm: Part Two – RI Advisory Practice Management
Advisors will discuss questions submitted in advance by RIA Advisor Members.
 
Please send questions in advance to Dustyn Lanz: dustyn@riacanada.ca.

12:45pm: End

To join the call please contact Dustyn Lanz, Director, Member Relations and Communications: dustyn@riacanada.ca.
Feb
25
Thu
Building Sustainable Capital Markets: The Role of Investors @ Segal Graduate School of Business
Feb 25 all-day

The SFU Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and SHARE (Shareholders Association for Research & Education) invite you to attend a special learning and networking event on the topic of “Building Sustainable Capital Mar-kets—The Role of Investors.”

A panel of ESG (environmental, social and governance) experts from PRI, the Capital Stewardship Program (SEIU), bcIMC (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation) and SHARE will discuss their perspectives on how capital is allocated and invested in global, regional and national economies.

The event will also feature introductory presentations by SFU finance students regarding the integration of ESG factors into the management of the SFU graduate student portfolio.

Open to the public, the event begins at 6:00 pm with a networking reception, followed by student presentations and an expert panel beginning at 7:00 pm.

Feb
26
Fri
The BC Pension Forum 2016 @ Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver Harbourfront
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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AGF
NEI
OceanRock

RBC
Sustainalytics
Addenda Capital

Associate Members

Fiera Capital
Encasa Financial
Bullion Management Group Inc.
SHARE
Global Alpha Capital Management
Wolverton
Genus
Oikocredit
Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
MSCI
Investors Group
Groupe Investissement Responsable
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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CoPower
Cash Management Group