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Develop your expertise with the RIA’s professional development programs

In the context of growing environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) challenges, there is a rising need for investment professionals to understand ESG issues and how they affect investments. The Responsible Investment Association is pleased to provide Canadian and global training for professionals to increase their knowledge of ESG issues and develop their expertise on responsible investment (RI). We provide leading-edge training and certification for qualified RIA Members who successfully complete the Canadian RI Fundamentals course and/or the PRI Academy’s RI Essentials course. Learn more by following the links below. 

Canadian RI Training

The RIA is pleased to launch the Canadian RI Fundamentals course, providing students with practice knowledge of Canada’s RI marketplace. It’s suitable for Advisors, Investment Specialists, and individual investors who want to enhance their knowledge of responsible investment (RI). 

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Global RI Training

The RIA has launched the PRI Academy in Canada. It is increasingly important to understand how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect shareholder and stakeholder value. As a result, demand for professional ESG training is increasing. The PRI Academy meets this demand.

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Financial Designations

The RIA provides third-party certification for qualified professionals working in the Canadian responsible investment (RI) industry: Responsible Investment Advisor Certification (RIAC), Responsible Investment Professional Certification (RIPC), and Responsible Investment Specialist (RIS).

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