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Dustyn LanzChief Executive Officer

Dustyn Lanz is Chief Executive Officer of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA). He is quoted regularly in the national media as an expert on responsible investing. He is also a frequent public speaker at some of Canada’s leading business schools and investment conferences. In 2014, he helped to launch Canada’s first financial designations for advisors with expertise in responsible investing. His written work has been published by leading academic journals and think tanks in Canada and internationally. In 2016 he received a Clean50 Emerging Leader Award for his contributions to responsible investing in Canada.

Get in touch with Dustyn : dustyn[at]riacanada[dot]ca | Phone : 1-416-461-6042 x3

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Wendy MitchellChief Financial Officer

As CFO, Wendy is responsible for managing all aspects of the RIA’s financial processes as well as providing board governance support and HR and operational oversight. Her focus is on providing accurate financial reporting and insightful planning support to the CEO and the Board. With a background in both finance and resource management, Wendy has worked with non-profit organizations for well over 20 years. Wendy is passionate about working with organizations to improve their triple bottom line.

Get in touch with Wendy: wendy[at]riacanada[dot]ca | Phone: 1-416-461-6042 x2

 

Julie Ambachtsheer, CFA, RIPCDirector of Programs

Julie is Director of Programs for the Responsible Investment Association. Having undertaken a variety of roles in the investment industry – including portfolio management, trading, and performance measurement – Julie now applies this background to overseeing numerous RIA programs including research, policy and professional development. Julie earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003, and recently earned her Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) Level 1, given her interest in helping individuals develop investment plans that align with their personal beliefs. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art History from York University. Julie’s interest in financial literacy has led her to volunteer with Junior Achievement and ABC Life Literacy. Julie spent eight years with Bissett Investment Management (part of Franklin Templeton), and shorter terms with TD Bank and Acorn Financial Planning. In her spare time Julie enjoys playing tennis, traveling and watching her two young kids discover the wonders of life.

Get in touch with Julie: julie[at]riacanada[dot]ca | Phone: 1-416-461-6042 x6

Olga Bordatcheva, CFP, RIPCManager, Member Relations

As Manager of Member Relations, Olga is responsible for member services and managing relationships with RIA Members to support their responsible investment efforts. She holds the Chartered Financial Planner (CFP) designation and has a background in wealth management. Olga previously worked with Scotiabank where she held various roles including Financial Planner and Financial Advisor. Olga holds a management degree with a specialization in finance from Western University, and she is passionate about promoting the integration of evironmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into Canadians’ investment decisions. Prior to entering the world of finance, Olga competed on an international level as a nationally ranked competitive swimmer. She is now involved in Masters Swimming, open water swimming, marathon running, and triathlons. Through participation in these activities, she has learned the true value of leadership, team work, and self-determination.

Get in touch with Olga: olga[at]riacanada[dot]ca | Phone: 1-416-461-6042 x7

Nicholas BuccheriManager, Communications and Digital Media

Nicholas Buccheri manages the RIA’s communications efforts with a focus on digital media and content strategy. Prior to joining the RIA team, Nicholas established himself as a marketing and communications leader in the field of corporate sustainability and purpose-first business models. Nicholas has worked with organizations of all sizes, from start-up non-profits to Fortune 100 corporations, managing a variety of strategic branding and communications projects related to community investment, corporate waste reduction, responsible agriculture, solar energy and commercial real estate. He believes that responsibility and integrity in business and finance are instrumental to the transition to a low-carbon economy in Canada and around the world.

Get in touch with Nicholas : nick[at]riacanada[dot]ca | Phone : 1-416-461-6042 x5

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Marie-Adélaïde BullukianBilingual Coordinator

Marie-Adélaïde Bullukian is responsible for administration, events coordination as well as providing executive assistance at the RIA. Prior to joining the RIA team, Marie-Adelaide worked with the United Nations Environment-Finance Initiative in Geneva where she supported to the development of the Principles for Positive Impact Finance. She has also worked with Scotiabank in Canada. Marie-Adélaïde holds a B.A in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. During her studies, she held internships in Switzerland and China.

Get in touch with Marie-Adelaide: Marie-Adelaide[at]riacanada[dot]ca | Phone : 1-416-461-6042 x4



Our Sustaining Members

AGF
NEI
Addenda Capital
CIBC
Thomson Reuters

RBC GAM
Sustainalytics
IA Clarington
Desjardins

Associate Members

FTSE Russell
Libro Credit Union
First Calgary Financial
State Street Global Advisors
Mackie Research
Investors Group
Mackenzie Investments
HSBC
HighView Financial Group
CI Investments
Mirova
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.
ISS
Fiera Capital
Encasa Financial
Bullion Management Group Inc.
SHARE
Global Alpha Capital Management
Genus
Oikocredit
Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
MSCI
Groupe Investissement Responsable
Guardian Ethical Management
ClearBridge Investments
La Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins
Bloomberg
Assiniboine Credit Union
Amundi Asset Management
Alterna Savings
Kindred Credit Union
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Supporting Members

Deetken
Greenchip Financial
RE Royalties
Purpose Capital
Evolve Funds
Etho Capital
Changequity
Starboard Wealth Planners
The Smallwood Harvey Financial Group
Cash Management Group | Canaccord Genuity
The Wooding Group
Blue Heron Advisory Group
CoPower