iA Clarington Becomes a Sustaining Member of the Responsible Investment Association

February 6th, 2018

TORONTO – February 6, 2018 – IA Clarington Investments Inc. (“iA Clarington”) and the Responsible Investment Association (“RIA”) are pleased to announce that iA Clarington has become a Sustaining Member of the RIA.

“For years, iA Clarington has been a leader in offering socially responsible solutions to Canadian investors,” says Eric Frape, Senior Vice-President, Product & Investments, iA Clarington. “Becoming a Sustaining Member of the RIA is the logical next step in the evolution of our deep commitment to responsible investing.”

Sustaining Members sit on the RIA Board of Directors, helping to shape the development of the responsible investing industry through thought leadership and a variety of ongoing support activities.

“We are thrilled that iA Clarington is expanding its role at the RIA and increasing its support for responsible investing in Canada,” says Dustyn Lanz, Chief Executive Officer of the RIA. “In doing so, iA Clarington further demonstrates its leadership in the field. We look forward to continuing to work with them to inform advisors and investors about the value of incorporating environmental, social and governance issues into investment decisions.”

About IA Clarington Investments Inc. 
A subsidiary of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. – Canada’s fourth-largest life and health insurance company – iA Clarington offers a wide range of investment products, including actively managed mutual funds, managed portfolio solutions and socially responsible investments. As of November 30, 2017 iA Clarington has more than $15 billion in assets under management. For more information, please visit iaclarington.com.

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 riacanada.ca

Media Enquiries
Nick Buccheri, Communications Manager, RIA, (416) 461 6042 x3
Kari Meyer, Communications Manager, iA Clarington Investments, (416) 860-9880 x 2120