Evolve Funds Joins the Responsible Investment Association

September 20th, 2017

September 20, 2017 – Evolve Funds and the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) have announced that Evolve Funds has become a Supporting Member of the RIA.

“We are delighted to welcome Evolve Funds as a Supporting member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Deb Abbey, Chief Executive Officer of the RIA. “Their innovative ETF products are an exciting addition to the growing list of products available to responsible investors in Canada. We look forward to working with Evolve to advance responsible investment in Canada.”

RIA membership has grown rapidly in recent years as investors increasingly seek investments that align with their values and manage exposure to ESG risks and opportunities. The RIA is committed to advancing responsible investment, which refers to the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments.

“We are very pleased to join as a member of RIA and excited to be launching Canada’s first Gender Diversity ETF and Cyber Security ETF,” said Raj Lala, President and CEO of Evolve Funds.  “These ETFs surround topics that intersect in our daily lives.  As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing becomes more important to investors, our Gender Diversity ETF is a clear fit and arguably our Cyber Security ETF as well, since it results in good governance.”

About Evolve Funds

Evolve Funds provides Canadian investors with innovative investment solutions and access to some of the world’s largest investment managers.  Established by a team of industry veterans, we create investment products that make a difference.  For more information, please visit www.evolvefunds.com.

About the Responsible Investment Association (RIA)

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for Responsible Investment (RI). Members include mutual fund companies, financial institutions, asset management firms, advisors, consultants, investment research firms, asset owners, individual investors and others interested in RI. Our members believe that the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments can provide superior risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact.