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Cocktail Conference: The Intersection of Fintech and Responsible Investing
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

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.

Soul of the Next Economy Forum @ Ambrose University
Sep 29 @ 12:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Soul of the Next Economy Forum. September 29 & 30, 2017. Ambrose University is proud to host the Soul of the Next Economy Forum, where the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions converge. Fueled through innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility, we come together to learn about local & global social and development issues; connect with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues; and engage in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues. Highlights include an Executive Roundtable with Calgary business leaders, frontiers of corporate responsibility with Wayne Visser, challenging heropreneurship with Daniela Papi-Thornton and the Lion’s Den challenge where you can showcase a social issue that you have a vision for. Learn more at nexteconomyforum.com and register here!
Responsible Investment Week
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day

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: julie@riacanada.ca. 

Learn More About Becoming an RI Week Partner

Colloque québécois de l’investissement responsable @ Downtown Mont-Royal
Oct 26 all-day

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;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • 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

Social Finance Forum 2017 @ MaRS Discovery District
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

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

Our Sustaining Members


Addenda Capital

Associate Members

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
IA Clarington Investments

Supporting Members

SAGE Investment Advisors
Etho Capital
Starboard Wealth Planners
The Smallwood Harvey Financial Group
Cash Management Group
The Wooding Group
Blue Heron Advisory Group