2022 RIA Leadership Awards: Winners & Finalists

June 6th, 2022

The RIA is pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 RIA Leadership Awards, which recognize the outstanding contributions of RIA members in advancing responsible investment (RI) in Canada.

Our sincere congratulations to the Winners, whose submissions exemplified leading-edge RI projects, practices and activities. Finalists, who received the second-highest scores in their category, are commended for demonstrating excellence in RI with their competitive submissions. We thank all organizations and individuals who made submissions, as they showcased the great breadth of work that has been done and considerable momentum in the industry going forward.

Market Education (Institutional Investors & Financial Institutions)

Winner: RGP Investments
ProjectESG Head-to-Head Analysis

Finalist: Desjardins Investments
Project2021 RI Education Campaign: making RI accessible to all with a needs-based approach

Stewardship (Institutional Investors)

Winner: BMO Global Asset Management
ProjectClimate Action: A Comprehensive Approach to Advancing the Energy Transition in Canada

Finalist: Ninety One
ProjectStewardship at Ninety One

Integration (Institutional Investors)

Winner: RGP Investments
Project: RI Advisor Toolkit Launch

Finalist: Manulife Investment Management
ProjectThe Integration Progression Level Ratings of Manulife Investment Management 


The RIA Leadership Awards were launched in 2020 to recognize the leadership and excellence of RIA members in advancing responsible investment in Canada.

Submissions were assessed by a panel of eleven judges, who scored the submissions independently, with no communication amongst them. Submissions were scored on a scale from 1-5 for each sub-theme listed above, with 5 being the highest score. Judges submitted their scorecards to RIA staff, and staff calculated the average scores for each submission. The maximum possible score was 15. The Winners were those with the highest average score, and the Finalists had the second highest score. For detailed guidelines, please refer to the 2022 RIA Leadership Award Guidelines.

Judges are subject to a conflict of interest policy. RIA staff had zero influence on the scoring outcomes. 

All organizations and individuals who entered a submission for the Awards will receive a copy of their final scorecard, along with the scores of the Winner and Finalist in their category, and the range of scores given for all the submissions in their category.

You can find out more information about the Winner and Finalist Submissions on the Awards webpage.