June 6th, 2019 – Toronto – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is pleased to announce that Sprott Inc. has joined the RIA as an Associate Member.
“We are delighted to welcome Sprott Inc. as an Associate Member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Dustyn Lanz, Chief Executive Officer of the RIA. “We applaud their commitment to incorporating ESG analysis into their investments in precious metals and real assets, 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. 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.
“We’re delighted to become an Associate Member of the RIA,” said Ahsan Ahmed, Sprott’s Head of ESG. “Sprott is dedicated to responsible investing and has integrated a full ESG analysis into its investment decision making process. We believe active ESG ownership practices are key tenets to being a responsible investor.”
“We view this partnership as an important step towards enhancing our existing ESG program whilst at the same time letting our clients know that Sprott is committed to the highest ESG standards within the mining and asset management industries,” added Peter Grosskopf, CEO of Sprott.
Sprott is a global asset manager providing investors with access to differentiated precious metals and real assets investment strategies. Sprott’s investment products include physical bullion trusts, mining ETFs, as well as private equity and debt strategies. Sprott serves over 200,000 global clients and has approximately CAD$10 billion (USD$8 billion) in assets under management as of December 31st, 2018.
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