December 7, 2017 – Mackie Research Capital Corporation (Mackie Research Capital) and the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) are pleased to announce that Mackie Research Capital is now an Associate Member of the RIA.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mackie Research Capital as an Associate Member of the RIA,” said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA. “In joining the RIA, Mackie Research Capital has demonstrated its commitment to advancing responsible investment in Canada. We look forward to working with them in our ongoing effort to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into Canadians’ investment decisions.”
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.
“Mackie Research Capital is pleased to have joined the Responsible Investment Association,” said Geoff Whitlam, President of Mackie Research Capital. “Our Portfolio Manager Sucheta Rajagopal has been instrumental in spearheading the responsible investing initiative at Mackie Research Capital by providing education and information about responsible investing to our team of talented portfolio managers. Our membership with the RIA will provide us additional resources to expand on this important initiative.”
Following the announcement, Portfolio Manager Sucheta Rajagopal said, “My clients want their portfolios to be aligned with their values, and many have moved to me from other advisors because I can help them do that.” She added, “Responsible investing has helped me be a better advisor – clients are more comfortable with their portfolios and looking at ESG issues in addition to purely financial metrics adds depth to my investment analysis. It’s exciting that we are finding ways to harness the power of capital markets to help us build a better world.”
About Mackie Research Capital Corp.
Mackie Research Capital is one of Canada’s largest private, independent full-service investment firms, and proudly traces its roots back to 1921. As a fully integrated national investment dealer, we offer a full complement of capital markets and wealth management services to private clients, institutions and growth companies.
About the Responsible Investment Association
The 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.