March 21, 2019 – Toronto – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that National Bank Investments (NBI) has joined the RIA as an Associate Member.
“We are delighted to welcome National Bank Investments as an Associate Member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Dustyn Lanz, Chief Executive Officer of the RIA. “We applaud National Bank Investments for their strengthened commitment to responsible investing, and we look forward to working with them to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into 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. According to research published by the RIA $2.1 trillion are invested responsible in Canada, equal to more than 50% of professionally managed AUM in Canada.
“NBI is the leading bank-affiliated asset management firm in Canada that is guided by a 100% open architecture structure. We strongly believe that selecting managers who integrate ESG factors into their investment process leads to better outcomes for our clients,” said Terry Dimock, Head Portfolio Manager at NBI. “By becoming a member of the RIA and promoting ESG factors integration, we will be helping our clients reach their financial goals while simultaneously contributing to a positive societal impact.”
National Bank Investments Inc. (NBI) is an investment fund management firm that provides a comprehensive range of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, investment solutions and services designed to help individual, high-net-worth and institutional investors.
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 x5