State Street Global Advisors Joins the Responsible Investment Association

November 14th, 2017

November 14, 2017 – The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and State Street Global Advisors (“State Street”) announced today that State Street has become an Associate Member of the RIA.

“We are pleased to welcome State Street Global Advisors as an Associate Member of the RIA,” said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA. “We applaud their commitment to responsible investing and their focus on gender diversity. We look forward to working together in our ongoing effort to advance the integration of ESG criteria into Canadians’ investment decisions.”

The RIA is Canada’s industry association dedicated to advancing responsible investment, which refers to the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (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.

“We are excited to become a member of the RIA, and to further the support and advancement of ESG integration in the Canadian marketplace,” said Peter Lindley, president of State Street Global Advisors Canada. “RIA is a recognized leader in the Canadian market and we look forward to working with them and other member organizations to collectively advance responsible investing in Canada.”

About State Street Global Advisors
For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. We partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. We take pride in working closely with our clients to develop precise investment strategies, including our pioneering family of SPDR ETFs. With trillions* in assets under management, our scale and global footprint provide access to markets and asset classes, and allow us to deliver expert insights and investment solutions.

State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation.

* Assets under management were $2.67 trillion as of September 30, 2017. AUM reflects approx. $36 billion (as of September 30, 2017) with respect to which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

About the Responsible Investment Association 
The Responsible Investment Association (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.

For further information:
Nick Buccheri
Manager, Communications
Responsible Investment Association
+1 416-461-6042 x5

Julie Kane
State Street Global Advisors
+1 617-664-3001

Andrew Hopkins
State Street Global Advisors
+1 617-664-2422