February 14th, 2019 – Toronto – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that New Market Funds has joined the RIA as a Supporting Member.
“We are delighted to welcome New Market Funds as a Supporting Member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Dustyn Lanz, Chief Executive Officer of the RIA. “We applaud New Market Funds for their commitment to impact investing in affordable housing and community real estate development. We look forward to working with them to advance responsible and impact 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. 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.
“New Market Funds was established in 2013 to provide strong community-based enterprises with access to investment capital while developing investment opportunities with intentional, measured, and positive social and environmental impact for foundations and other investors,” said Garth Davis, a Managing Partner at New Market Funds. “We look forward to working with the RIA and fellow members to grow the options for impact investing in Canada.”
New Market Funds (NMF) is a multi-fund manager that takes an integrated investment approach to deliver market competitive financial performance with community benefit.
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