September 27th, 2018 – Toronto – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that FTSE Russell has joined the RIA as an Associate Member.
“FTSE Russell is a longtime supporter of responsible investing internationally, and we are thrilled that they are joining the RIA to support the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues among Canadian market participants,” said Dustyn Lanz, CEO of the RIA. “We look forward to working with FTSE Russell to grow the adoption of responsible investing in 2018 and beyond.”
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.
“As a global index and data provider with nearly two decades of experience in sustainable investment, we actively participate in many of the leading global sustainable and responsible investment associations,” said Tony Campos, Director, ESG Product Management, FTSE Russell. “We are pleased to be a new Associate member of RIA in Canada and look forward to working together to drive sustainable investment even further onto the agenda in Canada.”
FTSE Russell is a global index provider creating and managing a wide range of indexes, data and analytic solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, style and strategies. As a founding signatory, FTSE Russell also helped develop the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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 www.riacanada.ca.
Nick Buccheri, Manager, Communications and Digital Media, RIA, (416) 461-6042 x3