Last year was full of accomplishments for the RIA, from the success of our first in-person Conference since 2019, to our global and local industry research, and convening with members in major cities across Canada. None of this would have been possible without the commitment and engagement of our members, which is why we conducted a comprehensive Member Survey to inform our strategic direction and set us up for an extraordinary 2024.
We’ve started the year with a focus on the RIA’s evolved strategy and plans to enhance our member experience. We will also be offering redesigned approaches to optimize online learning and look forward to increasing our voice in policy and advocacy work.
On February 26th, we will be in Montreal hosting an afternoon of French language discussions on economic reconciliation and responsible investment, followed by an evening cocktail reception. Later that week we will launch the 2023 RIA Investor Opinion Survey, examining Canadian investors’ attitudes toward responsible investing. This will be the RIA’s eighth annual survey of individual investors and it is based on data from over 1000 respondents across Canada. A presentation of the results will be available in both French and English.
In May, we will convene for the first RIA Conference in Vancouver since 2017 and are excited to meet members from across the country. The conference serves both institutional and retail markets, offering opportunities to network with industry leaders, hear from ESG specialists, and learn about the latest issues, trends and developments in the field. Previous RIA event speakers include industry change-makers, visionaries, policy makers, sustainability leaders, and practitioners, and we are excited to share this year’s lineup in the coming weeks.
Moving into the fall, we will welcome the global sustainable investment community for PRI In Person in Toronto, and look forward to hosting our Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) colleagues in person. We will also deliver the third consecutive annual RI Trends Report, an important milestone in tracking the evolution and maturity of our industry.
We look forward to engaging with you and sharing exciting developments as the year progresses.