TORONTO – April 17, 2018 – The Responsible Investment Association (“RIA”) is pleased to announce that First Calgary Financial has become an Associate Member of the RIA.
“We are thrilled to welcome First Calgary Financial as an Associate Member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Dustyn Lanz, CEO of the RIA. “Credit unions are playing an important role in promoting responsible investment in the retail market, and we look forward to working with First Calgary to grow responsible investing in Calgary and across the country.”
The RIA is Canada’s industry association dedicated to advancing responsible investment, which refers to the incorporation of ESG factors into the selection and management of investments. RIA membership has grown rapidly in recent years as investors increasingly seek investments that align with their values and manage exposure to ESG risks and opportunities.
“’Making money make a difference’ is embedded in the culture of our best-in-class member-service teams,” said Hyder Hassan, Director of Investment Services with First Calgary. “By joining the RIA, we are committing and taking leadership to give our valued members the option to manage their money via environmental, social, and governance perspectives. We are thinking big, acting local, taking charge of our risk management approach, and making it easy to offer best-in-class financial planning solutions for our members.”
About Responsible Investment Association
The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for Responsible Investment (RI). Members include mutual fund companies, financial institutions, asset management firms, advisors, consultants, investment research firms, asset owners, individual investors and others interested in RI. Our members believe that the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments can provide superior risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact. To learn more about the RIA, please visit riacanada.ca.
About First Calgary Financial
First Calgary Financial proudly serves Calgarians through 15 retail branches in the greater Calgary area. With a diverse and comprehensive array of investing options, First Calgary Financial provides members with the support they need to make investment decisions with confidence. First Calgary Financial offers socially responsible investment options with competitive returns, all while making a positive impact on communities and the environment.
Nick Buccheri, Communications Manager, RIA: +1(416) 461-6042 x5
Megan Douglas, Brand & Communications Manager, First Calgary Financial: (403) 988-0903