Tena Rieck

Tena Rieck is a certified Responsible Investment Professional and a private consultant for responsible investment strategies.

Through her consultancy, Honestly Invested, Tena works with retail investors, NGOs, and foundations who want to ensure their investments are aligned with their values and missions.

One of the main ways Tena works with investors is by building a personalized Impact Policy for their investment portfolio.

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Get in touch with Tena through Facebook @HonestlyInvested or email: tena@honestlyinvested.com

Catherine Philogène, CIM, RIPC

Catherine has over 20 years of experience in the investment funds industry and as VP, Product Management, ESG Funds at RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM), leads the execution of product-related initiatives. She works closely with various teams at RBC GAM to drive the adoption of responsible investment within the Individual Investor business through education and communication.

In 2009, Catherine joined RBC GAM as a Portfolio Specialist and during her nine-year tenure in the Investment Products Advisory Group covered fixed income, quantitative and ESG strategies. Prior to that she spent seven years at Phillips, Hager & North in their direct-to-investor business.

Catherine has a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa. She holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation as well as the Responsible Investment Professional Certification (RIPC).

Edgar Hielema

Edgar acts as lead counsel in multifaceted Canadian and international transactions across a variety of industries, including energy and infrastructure, technology, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and automotive. Edgar has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate governance for businesses, non-profits and charities, including acting as corporate secretary and legal counsel to boards of directors, dealing with board protocols, and crafting and implementing executive compensation plans and agreements.

Edgar focuses on building long-term relationships with his clients by understanding their concerns, and giving practical and focused advice in a consistent and timely manner.

Edgar has extensive experience sitting on and advising boards. He currently sits on the board of a specialty insurance firm, as well as a software company in the human services industry, and a Canadian subsidiary of an electronic gaming company. Edgar acted as counsel and corporate secretary to a public company board for 8 years. Edgar sat on the local board of Oikocredit for 16 years, including as Chair for 7 years. Oikocredit is a worldwide co-operative and social investor with over €1 billion in total assets, which invests in the microfinance sector, fair trade organizations, co-operatives, and small to medium sized enterprises.