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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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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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CIBC Mellon Joins the RIA as an Associate Member

TORONTO – August 17, 2018 –  CIBC Mellon and the Responsible Investment Association (“RIA”) are plea[...]

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RIA Conference Session Summary: Not Your Parents’ Alberta

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Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit, Toronto @ Evergreen Brick Works
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On September 20, Bloomberg returns to Toronto for the third annual Sustainable Business Summit to explore critical issues around how business and society are managing climate risk and responding to the challenges and opportunities created by the transition to a more sustainable future. The summit will bring together C-suite executives, influential investors, and innovative thought leaders to discuss how companies are using sustainability as a driver of business value. 

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Soul of the Next Economy Forum @ Ambrose University
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm

The Soul of the Next Economy Forum is where business, the non-profit sector, government, and educational institutions converge to change the way we do business and impact society.

Fueled through innovation, collaboration, and corporate social responsibility we come together to:

learn about local and global social and development challenges connect with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these challenges engage in suitable business-oriented solutions to these challenges. The Forum focuses on: social responsibility, economic empowerment, sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and business and non-profit collaboration.

Join us on September 28 and 29, 2018 for lively panel discussions, informative sessions, networking opportunities and thought-provoking keynote speakers.

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Please contact us directly for group rates of 5 people or more, or for more information about Executive Roundtable Supporter or other Sponsorship opportunities.

Responsible Investment Week @ Events Held Across Canada
Oct 22 – Oct 26 all-day

Responsible Investment Week is dedicated to education and awareness about responsible investment (RI) in Canada. The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is coordinating a week of events across Canada to promote learning about environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues that affect investments on October 22-26, 2018.

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Addenda Capital
Thomson Reuters

IA Clarington

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CIBC Mellon
FTSE Russell
Libro Credit Union
First Calgary Financial
State Street Global Advisors
Mackie Research
Investors Group
Mackenzie Investments
HighView Financial Group
CI Investments
Russell Investments
TD Bank Group
Franklin Templeton
Leede Jones Gable Inc.
Jarislowsky Fraser
The CUMIS Group
The Co-operators
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital
CIBC Wood Gundy
Vigeo Eiris
BMO Global Asset Management
Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.
Fiera Capital
Encasa Financial
Bullion Management Group Inc.
Global Alpha Capital Management
Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
Groupe Investissement Responsable
Guardian Ethical Management
ClearBridge Investments
La Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins
Assiniboine Credit Union
Amundi Asset Management
Alterna Savings
Kindred Credit Union
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Supporting Members

Stewart Investors
Greenchip Financial
RE Royalties
Purpose Capital
Evolve ETFs
Etho Capital
Starboard Wealth Planners
The Smallwood Harvey Financial Group
Cash Management Group | Canaccord Genuity
The Wooding Group
Blue Heron Advisory Group