April 19, 2017 – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and CI Investments Inc. (“CI”) announced today that CI has become an Associate Member of the RIA.
“We are very pleased to welcome CI Investments as an Associate Member of the RIA,” said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA. “We applaud their increased commitment to responsible investing, and we look forward to working with CI Investments to advance the incorporation of ESG criteria into Canadians’ investment decisions.”
“As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI), CI is pleased to expand our responsible investment proficiency by joining the RIA as an Associate Member,” said Neal Kerr, President, CI Institutional Asset Management and Executive Vice-President, Investment Management, CI Investments “We are dedicated to achieving the best possible risk-adjusted returns for our investors and believe responsible investing can play a role in accomplishing that goal.”
About CI Investments
CI Investments is one of Canada’s largest investment management companies. It offers a wide range of investment products and services, and is on the Web at www.ci.com. CI is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management firm with $160.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017.
About the Responsible Investment Association
The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for responsible investment (RI). RI refers to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the selection and management of investments. We are a national, membership-based organization composed of financial institutions, mutual fund companies, asset management firms, financial advisors, ESG research firms, and various organizations and individuals who practice and support responsible investing. The RIA and its members strongly believe that RI is a valuable investment tool to enhance returns, reduce risk, and catalyze positive societal change.