November 1, 2018 – Toronto – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that Horizons ETFs has joined the RIA as anAssociate Member.
“We are delighted to welcome Horizons ETFs as an Associate Member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Dustyn Lanz, Chief Executive Officer of the RIA. “We applaud Horizons for moving into the RI space, and we look forward to working with them to advance responsible investing in Canada.”
The RIA is Canada’s industry association dedicated to advancing responsible investment, which refers to the incorporation of ESG factors into the selection and management of investments. 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.
“More than ever, Canadians are looking to invest their money in alignment with their social and environmental values for the betterment of our society and the planet,” said Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs. “We’re proud to partner with the RIA and to launch our first responsible investing product, the Horizons Global Sustainability Leaders Index ETF. We look forward to working with the RIA to empower Canadians to invest in accordance with their beliefs.”
Horizons ETFs has more than $11 billion of assets under management and 84 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.
About Responsible Investment Association
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. To learn more about the RIA, please visit www.riacanada.ca.
Nick Buccheri, Manager, Communications and Digital Media, RIA, (416) 461-6042 x3