February 14, 2018
The RIA will have three vacancies on its Board of Directors in 2018. One seat must be filled as soon as possible, and the other two seats must be filled by June 5th, 2018.
The Board of Directors is charged with contributing to the advancement of the RIA’s Statement of Purpose and with providing overall governance and direction for the association. The Responsible Investment Association’s purpose is to:
- Support the responsible investment activities of its members.
- Promote and support an integrated reporting framework in which there is standardized disclosure of material ESG information.
- Promote the integration of ESG factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- Promote the practice of responsible investing in Canada.
To accomplish these goals, each Director must fulfill the following responsibilities:
1. Attend every board meeting.
Meetings take place via conference call every two months, with one in-person meeting per year which takes place alongside the RIA Conference. We recognize that from time to time unavoidable conflicts will arise, so it will only be seen as a concern if fewer than 75% of meetings are attended.
2. Actively participate in the work of the organization.
Each board member must be willing to support the association by either serving actively on a board committee or participating in an RIA Working Group. Directors must also remain informed and supportive of the mission, policies, and programs of the RIA.
3. Act as an ambassador for the RIA.
Each Director should, whenever possible and appropriate, represent the RIA at events in their region or industry and act as a resource to stakeholders interested in learning more about the RIA.
4. Remain aware of and attempt to avoid any conflicts of interest.
Should a conflict of interest arise, it is imperative that it be reported to the Board or the staff of the RIA immediately. Applicants must disclose any other boards they currently sit on.
Applicants must be a member of the RIA for at least one year prior to the Annual General Meeting, which takes place on June 5th, 2018 in Toronto. Advisor members must have Responsible Investment Advisor Certification.
How to Apply:
If you are interested, please send your résumé, a cover letter describing how you can contribute to the RIA, and three references from current RIA members describing your credentials and commitment to responsible investment. References can be single-page documents consisting of 1 or 2 short paragraphs. These materials can be sent directly to RIA CEO Dustyn Lanz: [email protected].
Applications will be cross-referenced against a matrix of skills and demographic requirements that is currently being developed by the RIA’s Nominations Committee. The RIA welcomes a diversity of perspectives on its board of directors.
Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.