FSI Cocktail Conference: Please join us in kicking off our program for the 2017-2018 season under the theme Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data to the benefit of Responsible Investing!
Financial technology (fintech) is emerging as a core disruptor of every aspect of today’s financial system. At the same time, ESG considerations have been playing an increasingly important role for investors as they consider how to maximize risk-adjusted returns. Two particular aspects of fintech, AI and big data, have the potential to be especially consequential for sustainable and responsible investing.
Come join us for our Fall cocktail with special guest, Jan Christopher Arp, from FormFintech.
Please note that the conference will be held predominantly in French.
PRI in Person is the leading global conference in the responsible investment calendar, providing a platform for PRI signatories and other investment professionals to learn, network and collaborate in person over several days. The annual event allows attendees to discuss topical issues and share experiences from their own organisation and region with peers from around the world. Over 900 delegates are expected to come together in Berlin.
We recommend that you book your accommodation early as preferential rates are limited.
We are pleased to announce that once again the PRI Academic Network Conference will be a part of PRI in Person. The Call for Papers is now closed. Please click here for information and to register.
We would like to thank our Diamond Partner for PRI in Person 2017, Deutsche Asset Management.
Canada’s 4th annual RI Week: October 23-27, 2017
Event schedule coming soon!
Canada’s fourth annual Responsible Investment Week will take place from October 23-27, 2017. Responsible Investment Week is a week dedicated to education and awareness about responsible investment (RI). 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.
RI Week events will explore opportunities to invest in a more sustainable future, and provide attendees with opportunities to network with industry leaders, hear from ESG experts and catch up on the latest issues, trends and developments in the field.
Become an RI Week Partner
Do you, your employer, or any of your affiliate organizations wish to support responsible investing? Great! We invite you to host an event to promote learning about ESG issues and responsible investment. These events may focus on responsible investment trends and approaches more broadly or any environmental, social or governance issue. They may be geared to explicit constituents groups or more broadly/publicly oriented.
If you are interested in hosting an RI Week event or would like more information, please contact RIA Director of Programs Julie Ambachtsheer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For this 4th edition, Réseau PRI Québec offers a one-day conference, Responsible Investment in a Complex World. The diversified program aims to raise investors’ awareness of emerging ESG issues and discuss how best to integrate these considerations into investment decisions and active share ownership programs.
Facilitated by former Radio-Canada journalist Pierre Craig, and bringing together local and international panelists, this symposium is intended to be a place of awareness, education and sharing.
Date: October 26, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Center Mont-Royal, Montreal QC
Main discussion topics:
- A portrait of responsible finance in Québec;
- Evolving shareholder engagement;
- Climate Change Disclosure – TCFD;
- The advisory vote on executive compensation;
- Emerging ESG issues;
- Long-term behavior among investors.
For more information, please visit: http://www.pri-quebec.org/colloque-investissement-responsable-2017.html
Where profit meets purpose.
The way people and organizations invest is changing fast. New financial technologies are simplifying investing and giving individuals greater control over their money. At the same time, a new kind of activist investor is emerging: These investors demand investments that drive social progress or accelerate the shift to a clean economy – while still creating a profit.
Canada is at the forefront of this financial revolution. Canadians have $4 billion in responsible investments and the market is growing fast. Now, the country that created peacekeeping is once again reaching out to the world with new kinds of investment in sustainable development and clean infrastructure.
What do these financial shifts mean for investors? How can social entrepreneurs and clean technology companies capitalize on them? And will they create a fairer and greener economy?
The Social Finance Forum is the place to find out. Now in its 10th year, the Forum, organized by MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, is Canada’s leading gathering of impact investors, social entrepreneurs and social finance professionals.
What you’ll learn
- How new financial technologies are changing who investors are, how they invest – and what they invest in.
- How impact investors can fill the funding gap for female entrepreneurs
- Why social finance will change the nature of overseas development aid
- Exit strategies for impact investors