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RIA COO Dustyn Lanz on turning climate concerns into action – Investment Executive

August 7, 2017 By: Dustyn Lanz In his latest column for Investment Executive, RIA COO Dustyn Lanz positions climate change as ...
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Fred Pinto: More women on boards is good for business – The Vancouver Sun

June 1, 2017 By: Fred Pinto In a speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade last September, Jensen said: “Board ...
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Most Investors Want Disclosure of Pay by Gender: Poll – Advisor.ca

June 1, 2017 By: Advisor.ca staff A majority of Canadian investors surveyed say corporate Canada lacks women in leadership positions and ...
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Canadians want guidance on responsible investing, study finds – Wealth Professional

June 2, 2017 By: Leo Almazora The report from the Responsible Investment Association (RIA), which surveyed 1,084 Canadians and was ...
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Wide gap exists between investors’ interest and knowledge in responsible investing – Investment Executive

June 1, 2017 By: Jade Hemeon Investors would be more inclined to choose responsible investments if their financial advisors suggested ...
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Investors look to support firms with pay equity: report – The Globe and Mail

June 1, 2017 By: Josh O'Kane “Progressive and well-managed companies seek to attract and retain the best employees and many ...
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Canadian investors want to see gender pay equity and women in leadership roles – Business Vancouver

June 1, 2017 By: Kirthana Sasitharan The majority of Canadian investors want pay equity among men and women in the ...
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Investors lead corporations when it comes to attitudes about gender diversity – Financial Post

June 1, 2017 By: Barry Critchley Gender diversity will be front and centre at the annual conference of the Responsible ...
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The gender gap: Canadians want to put their money in companies that pay equally – CBC News

June 12, 2017 By: Jacqueline Hansen Investors seem to agree and they also want equal pay for both sexes. In ...
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Investor interest in RI represents big opportunity for advisors – Investment Executive

June 12, 2017 By: Dustyn Lanz In his latest column for Investment Executive, RIA COO Dustyn Lanz shares some of the ...
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Investors Look to Support Firms with Pay Equity – The Globe and Mail

June 1, 2017 By: Josh O'Kane “Progressive and well-managed companies seek to attract and retain the best employees and many of ...
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RIA COO Dustyn Lanz quoted in article about climate risk disclosure – ListedMag.com

May 23, 2017 By: Dustyn Lanz “There is a broad consensus among governments globally that the world needs to transition to ...
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Responsible investors key to global sustainable development – Investment Executive

April 17, 2017 By: Dustyn Lanz In his inaugural column for Investment Executive, the RIA’s COO Dustyn Lanz discusses the connections ...
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RIA COO Dustyn Lanz on the Case for Responsible Investing – Financial Literacy

March 2017 By: Financial Literacy Many of us like to think we have a moral compass, but when it comes to ...
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RIA Senior Director Dustyn Lanz quoted in article about millennials and responsible investment – The Globe and Mail

March 16, 2017 By: Brenda Bouw “As this generation pays down its student debt, inherits money and builds wealth, responsible investing ...
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The need for sustainable business supply chains is growing – Investment Executive

February 21, 2017 By: Deb Abbey RIA CEO Deb Abbey has written a new column for Investment Executive on the ...
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4 DRIVERS OF GROWTH IN RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT – Advisor.ca

February 3, 2017 By: Advisor.ca Staff Canada’s responsible investment (RI) market is growing rapidly: as of December 31, 2015, there was ...
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L’investissement responsable prend de l’ampleur au Canada – Le Devoir

De 2013 à 2015, les sommes placées ont augmenté de 49% February 3, 2017 By: Le Devoir Les placements faits en ...
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RI ASSETS ALMOST DOUBLE – BPM Magazine

February 2, 2017 By: BPM Magazine Staff Total assets in responsible investment (RI) reached $1.51 trillion in Canada at the ...
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Pension fund assets make up 75% of responsible investing in Canada: report – Benefits Canada

February 2, 2017 By: Benefits Canada Staff “In Canada and around the world there is a growing consensus among investors that ...
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RI continues to enjoy strong growth – Investment Executive

Individual investors’ AUM in RI has almost doubled to $118 billion, reveals a new report from the RIA February 2, ...
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In Canada, pensions funds lead in responsible investment – Globe and Mail

February 2, 2017 By: Janet McFarland Canadian asset managers are embracing the responsible investment trend, reporting that $1.5 trillion in assets ...
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RIA Senior Director Dustyn Lanz quoted in article about responsible investing – VICE Money

January 22, 2017 By: Kate Fane Surprise surprise, responsible companies tend to be responsibly run. “Those corporate governance controversies and scandals ...
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RIA CEO Deb Abbey & RIA Members mentioned in article on the growing trend of RI – The Catholic Register

January 21, 2017 By: Michael Swan, The Catholic Register While religious institutions have always been an important part of responsible ...
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RIA CEO Deb Abbey & RIA Members mentioned in article about RI – Investment Executive

November, 2016 By: Paul Brent A big opportunity "[RI] represents a tremendous opportunity for advisors," says Deb Abbey, CEO of the ...
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Responsible Investment Association Opens the Market

October 21, 2016By: CNWFred Pinto, Vice Chair of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) Board of Directors joined Eleanor Fritz, Director, Compliance ...
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Opportunity knocks for investors who want to make an impact – Investment Executive

October 20, 2016By: Deb AbbeyIn RIA CEO Deb Abbey's latest article for Investment Executive, she highlights the growth of impact investing ...
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Impact Investing AUM Growing Rapidly: Report – Investment Executive

October 17, 2016By: James LangtonThe growth is driven by an increase in demand for impact investments from both institutional and ...
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Impact Investing Makes Gains with Clients – Advisor.ca

October 17, 2016By: Advisor.caDo your clients want to make a social impact when they invest? Knowing the answer to that ...
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Impact investing shows solid growth in Canada – Benefits Canada

October 18, 2016By: Jann LeeImpact investing has grown rapidly in Canada and will continue to expand as institutional investors get a ...
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RIA mentioned in article on shareholder value & RI – CFA Institute

September 21, 2016By: Anjali Pradhan, CFAI recently interviewed Robert Walker, vice president for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) services and ...
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Diversity Makes Dollars and Sense – Investment Executive

August 18, 2016By: Deb AbbeyRIA CEO Deb Abbey has written a new column for Investment Executive titled, Diversity Makes Dollars ...
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RIA quoted in article about moving into RI

Before you start branding yourself as “green” or “RI,” take the time to learn about the issuesAugust 11, 2016By: Beatrice ...
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Good Corporate Governance Matters – Investment Executive

You can play an active role in ensuring company executives and directors are working in the best interests of their ...
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2016 RIA Conference: Media

Conference Media: Please see conference-related articles and blogs below. ARTICLES: Ontario Plans Tout ESG Progress at RI Conference - Benefits Canada ...
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RIA Report and RIA Members quoted in Domestic RI Portfolios: Are They Viable? – Advisor.ca

June 2, 2016By: Katie Keir Until recently, Canada’s responsible investment (RI) market was fragmented. This made it difficult for retail ...
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CIBC joins Responsible Investment Association as a Sustaining Member – 4-traders

May 30, 2016By: 4-traders Several CIBC Wood Gundy advisors are long-time practitioners of responsible and social investing "We are pleased ...
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RIA Dustyn Lanz quoted in story about gender diversity within investments

Rewarding Gender Diversity: New Mutual Fund is Letting Canadians Invest in Women April 28, 2016By: John Shmuel, Financial Post Excerpt: Another study ...
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RIA CEO Deb Abbey quoted in story about Ontario’s historic climate change legislation

Coalition of over 90 groups celebrates the passage of Ontario’s historic climate change legislation May, 2016  By: Clean Economy Alliance Excerpt:  “Climate ...
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Responsible Investing Set to Take Off in Canada as Millennials Build Wealth: Study – i-invest

April, 2016 By: i-invest Millennial and women investors want their advisors to be knowledgeable about social and environmental trends, and to ...
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Responsible Investing Key to Attracting Millennial Clients – Insurance-Journal.ca

April 19, 2016 By: Andrew Rickard Millennials are more than twice as likely as Baby Boomers to be interested in making ...
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Millennials set to drive major growth in RI – Investment Executive

Canada’s younger generation is placing an emphasis on responsible investments that make a difference and produce long-term value April 14, ...
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Responsible Investing Set to Take Off in Canada as Millennials Build Wealth: Study

Millennial and women investors want their advisors to be knowledgeable about social and environmental trends, and to provide information about ...
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Local Credit Union First to Offer Socially Responsible GICs – The Record

January 8, 2016By: Terry PenderThe Kindred Credit Union says it is the first financial institution in Canada to have all of its Guaranteed ...
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Companies stand to benefit from building businesses resilient to climate change – Investment Executive

Opportunity continues to grow for responsible investors as companies strive to improve their ESG performance and advocate for effective climate ...
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Retiring Shaw execs pocket millions – Calgary Herald

December 9, 2015By: Dan Healing Deb Abbey, chief executive of the Toronto-based Responsible Investment Association, said many of her members ...
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Responsible investing no longer means accepting lower returns – The Globe and Mail

November 12, 2015By: Susan Smith Gail Taylor, who has made a career of helping high-net-worth individuals reach their retirement goals, ...
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Effective cap and trade system ‘critical’ to Ontario’s climate policy, report says – Cleantech Canada

October 16, 2015By: Cleantech Canada Study details how Ontario can design a system that covers most emitters and creates a ...
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Tapping into global investing opportunities with carbon pricing- Investment Executive

October 8, 2015By: Deb Abbey Collaborative shareholder engagement that RI firms have initiated continues to fuel initiatives to mitigate climate ...
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Socially Responsible Investing For Millennials: How To Pick Retirement Funds That Match Your Values-

October 8, 2015By: Angelo Young When the global financial crisis struck in 2008, Dustyn Lanz was in his mid-20s. It ...
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AGF fund will be the first in Canada to disclose its environmental footprint publicly- Investment Executive

Sept 24, 2015By: Tessie Sanci AGF Investments Inc. and the Responsible Investment Association (RIA), both based in Toronto, announced on ...
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Physicians group the latest to divest fossil fuel investments – Yahoo! NEWS

September 3, 2015By: Peter Henderson Religious organizations, pension funds and individual savers are also in the market for sustainable investments, ...
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Investing in global food security

August 20, 2015By: Deb Abbey Research shows that the majority of investors would like their financial advisors to talk to ...
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RIA CEO Deb Abbey quoted in CBC story about the CPPIB

Norwegian fund giant puts premium on ethical investing Canadian fund giants own companies that some funds exclude for ethical reasonsCBC ...
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Good corporate citizen, better investment – Globe and Mail

By Rob CarrickThe Globe and MailPublished Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 4:49PM EDT Smart investing means containing risk, but how? Diversifying ...
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It’s easy being green – Winnipeg Free Press

July 11, 2015By: Joel Schlesinger 'Responsible investing' is becoming de rigueur among a growing number of Canadians. Today, companies regularly ...
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Pension funds and the rise of responsible investing

June 1. 2015By: Deb Abbey  Responsible investment (RI)—integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment selection and management—is becoming ...
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RIA Conference 2015: A Look Back

July 8, 2015By: Doug Watt  In the picturesque setting of Banff, Alberta, responsible investors from across the country gathered in ...
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Responsible Investing in Canada

By: Deb Abbey In 1973, the YWCA of Canada and the churches published Investment in Oppression, a report that showed ...
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Taking responsibility – Investment Executive

July 2015By: Wendy Cuthbert Canadian clients are indeed more interested in RI than most advisors realize, says Deb Abbey, CEO of ...
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Less risk, more returns in RI mutual funds

Although critics of responsible investing (RI) say that the practice limits portfolio diversification and leads to lower returns and increased ...
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AIMCo’s philosophy on Sustainable Investing – Benefits Canada

June 12, 2015By: Doug Watt AIMCo manages $90 billion as the province’s arms-length investment manager for 27 clients, a mix ...
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Pioneering study reveals responsible investing offers lower risk and strong returns – CNW

Jun 2, 2015By: OceanRock Investments A new academic study commissioned by OceanRock Investments Inc. reveals that responsible investing (RI) is ...
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Find a middle ground on fossil fuel debate, says Manning

By: Doug Watt It’s both unhelpful and irresponsible to polarize the issues for and against fossil fuels, says former politician ...
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Responsible Investment Association Open the Market – CNW

June 5, 2015 Dustyn Lanz, Director, Research and Communications, Responsible Investment Association (RIA) joined Eleanor Fritz, Director of Compliance & ...
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Why one fund company won’t dump fossil fuels – Advisor.ca

June 4, 2015By: Doug Watt Spurred by the burgeoning divestment movement, two of Canada’s investment firms recently re-jigged a pair ...
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Opportunities Growing In Green Bonds – Advisor.ca

June 3, 2015By: Doug Watt Demand for green bonds – which fund environmental projects — grew exponentially in 2014, but ...
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Responsible Investing Can Offer Better Returns – Advisor.ca

June 2, 2015 Responsible Investing (RI) is not just good for the environment, the community and corporate governance. It can ...
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How New Canadians Can Become Involved in SRI – New Canadian Media

May 13, 2015By: Corinne Cécilia The 2015 Canadian Responsible Investment Trends Report published by the Responsible Investment Association says, “Canada’s ...
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You can be successful with clients by incorporating responsible investing – Investment Executive

April 16, 2015By: Deb Abbey The link between strong financial performance and RI is increasingly making it easier for today's ...
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Women in leadership: An investing strategy that’s working – The Globe and Mail

March 11, 2015By: Clare O'Hara “The SRI fund companies have been successfully involved in engagement on gender diversity issues,” says ...
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Millennials drive surge in ethical investing in Canada – Financial Post

March 13, 2015By: Alexandra Posadzki A growing number of Canadian investors are looking to earn profits without padding the wallets ...
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Canadians’ Ethical Investments Soar 68% In 2 Years – Huffington Post

March 12, 2015 While pension plans are behind some of the growth, Deb Abbey, chief executive of the Responsible Investment ...
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Vancity mutual fund drops fossil fuel companies – The Vancouver Sun

Credit union members want to put money ‘where their heart and values are,’ spokesman says   May 1, 2015By: Bruce Constantineau ...
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Q & A with Deb Abbey – SRI Connect

  Global network SRI Connect has published a new interview with Deb Abbey, CEO of the Responsible Investment Association. Deb ...
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How to uncover a portfolio’s carbon footprint – Goldengirlfinance.com

And where you can find information on socially responsible investing (SRI) March 3, 2015By: Cathy Rust  "Of course, the most ...
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Women in leadership: An investing strategy that’s working – The Globe and Mail

Women in leadership: An investing strategy that's working - The Globe and Mail March 10, 2015By: Clare O'Hara “The SRI ...
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RI growing on several fronts – Investment Executive

RI growing on several fronts February 19, 2015By: Deb Abbey Just how much money is dedicated to responsible investment (RI) ...
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Young investors aim to make money responsibly – The Catholic Register

Young investors aim to make money responsibly February 21, 2015By: Ruane Remy Dustyn Lanz’s investment goals are to “make money; ...
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4 emerging markets trends to watch – Benefits Canada

4 emerging markets trends to watch January 19, 2015By: Yaldaz Sadakova What do bonds, obesity, clean energy and young people have ...
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Catching the next wave – Investment Executive

Catching the next wave - Investment Executive December 11, 2014By Deb Abbey Financial advisors are using impact investments increasingly to ...
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Responsible investments good for advisor arsenal – Wealth Professional

Responsible investments good for advisor arsenal January 28, 2015By Will Ashworth Last week the RIA reported that assets under management ...
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Canadian RI assets surpass $1 trillion – Investment Executive

Canadian RI assets surpass $1 trillion January 22, 2015By: Fiona Collie "There's momentum building in Canada and globally and it's ...
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Canadian Responsible Investment Assets Have Surpassed The €705 Bn Mark – Responsible-Investor.com

Canadian responsible investment assets have surpassed the C$ 1Trn (€705Bn) mark January 22, 2015 According to the 2015 Canadian Responsible ...
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Canadian Responsible Investments Surpass $1 Trillion says 2014 Trends Report – CNW

Canadian Responsible Investments Surpass $1 Trillion says 2014 Trends Report January 22, 2015 Responses from investors surveyed for the report ...
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Responsible Investment Assets Rise To $1 trillion – Advisor.ca

Responsible Investment Assets Rise To $1 trillionJanuary 22, 2015By: Doug Watt "We've seen tremendous growth of responsible investment in Canada: ...
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Responsible Investment Vehicles See Demand Surge – Globe and Mail

Responsible Investment Vehicles See Demand SurgeJanuary 22, 2015By: Janet Mcfarland Deb Abbey, chief executive officer of the Responsible Investment Association, ...
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RIA CEO and Members Featured in Globe and Mail

Your Guide to Responsible Investing - Globe and Mail December 10, 2014 The December 9th edition of the Globe and Mail ...
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SRI has evolved – Benefits and Pensions Monitor

SRI has evolved October 2014 By: Deb Abbey Gerry Wahl’s article ‘SRI – A Noble Idea, But ...’ has missed ...
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New website on RI launches – Investment Executive

New website on RI launches RIA featured in BPM Magazine's SRI IssueMid-October 2014By: Fiona Collie Financial advisors who direct curious ...
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RBC GAM becomes RIA sustaining member – Investment Executive

RBC GAM becomes RIA sustaining member: Membership provides stable funding base September 22, 2014 RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) ...
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Show your clients you really care – Wealth Professional Magazine

Show your clients you really care October 1st, 2014 By: Jeff Sanford Finally, Canadian advisors can get a designation in ...
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RBC Global Asset Management becomes RIA Sustaining Member – CNW

RBC Global Asset Management further supports the Responsible Investment Association by becoming a Sustaining Member TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ ...
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Investors can put ethics first – and get respectable returns – Globe and Mail

Investors can put ethics first – and get respectable returns September 22, 2014 By: David Israelson “It’s not easy for ...
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Global investors urge leaders to act on carbon pricing ahead of UN meeting – Reuters

Global investors urge leaders to act on carbon pricing ahead of UN meeting September 18, 2014 By: Valerie Volcovici 347 ...
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PRI purchases RI Academy

PRI purchases RI Academy The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has purchased the RI Academy from the Responsible Investment ...
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RIA featured in BPM Magazine’s SRI Issue

RIA featured in BPM Magazine's SRI Issue August 2014 Volume 24, Number 5 Benefits and Pensions Monitor (BPM) Magazine has ...
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The SRI awareness gap – Morningstar

The SRI awareness gap: Providers of socially responsible investing cite misconceptions June 23rd, 2014 By:Vikram Barhat  Canadians are slowly warming ...
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RIACon14: Mainstreaming ESG & responsible investment – socialfinance.ca

RIACon14: Mainstreaming ESG & Responsible Investment June 17th, 2014 By: Aladdin Diakun From May 26-28, I had the pleasure of ...
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What Canadian companies need to know from RI Week – UN Global Compact

What Canadian companies need to know from Responsible Investment Week June 9th, 2014 By: Anastasia Ostapchuk & Megan Wallingford Canada’s first Responsible Investment ...
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Educating investors on responsible investment – UN Global Compact

Educating investors on responsible investment June 4th, 2014 By: Kathleen Gnocato On Friday May 30th, 2014, the UN Principles for ...
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Responsible investing in Canada – about.com

Responsible investing in CanadaBy: Cary Krosinsky Just back from what was an excellent, buzzing responsible investing conference in Toronto, Ontario in ...
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ESG companies have slight edge over non-socially responsible peers – Investment Executive

ESG companies have slight edge over non-socially responsible peers May 27th, 2014 By: Fiona Collie Early research from New York-based GMI ...
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Canadian mutual fund proxy voting survey – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responsible Investment Funds Challenge Status Quo - Support ESG Resolutions TORONTO, June 17, 2014  - Canadian mutual ...
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Canadian pensions are being invested in a mining company with a questionable human rights record – Vice.com

Canadian pensions are being invested in a mining company with a questionable human rights recordMay 22nd, 2014By: Tim McSorley Sixteen year ...
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ESG analysis could become critical – Investment Executive

Changing the way Canadian companies report on environmental, social and governance factors could have a material impact on their stocks ...
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Déjà six millions de membres et maintenant une présence au Québec – Le Devoir

Déjà six millions de membres et maintenant une présence au Québec 15 mars, 2014 Par: Réginald Harvey Le but premier ...
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RI Academy partner in Canada & India

RI Academy Partnership launched in Canada and India, meeting growing demand for training in responsible investment February 13th, 2014 The ...
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RIA launches advisor certification program – Investment Executive

RI Academy offers professional training to educate advisors on best practices in environmental, social, and governance issues January 28th, 2014 ...
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Responsible Investment Association launches the RI Academy and advisor certification program – CNW

Professional training program to educate financial advisors and other financial professionals on best practices in environmental, social, and governance risk ...
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A new age for investors – Investment Executive

A new age for investors: RI funds invest in companies that are managing the future and are best positioned to ...
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Ontario unveils plan to sell ‘green bonds’ to fund transit, infrastructure – Globe and Mail

Ontario unveils plan to sell ‘green bonds’ to fund transit, infrastructure October 30th, 2013 By: Oliver Moore and Adrian Morrow ...
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Investing in the future – Investment Executive

Investing in the future: RI funds invest in companies that are managing the future and are best positioned to minimize ...
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Responsible investment funds play important role in advancing environmental and social leadership – Globe and Mail

Responsible investment funds play important role in advancing environmental and social leadershipOctober 4th, 2013 With more than $926 billion in ...
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