Join in on Responsible Investment events across Canada!
Responsible Investment Week is dedicated to education and awareness about responsible investment (RI). The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is coordinating a week of events across Canada to promote learning about environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues that affect investments.
Join hundreds of responsible investment professionals across Canada in a week of networking and education. Learn more.
Lead a local event to engage your network, with cross-promotion from the RIA, about RI topics of your choosing. Learn more.
Celebrate the achievements of Responsible Investing in Canada by sharing insights, education and experiences. Learn more.
RI Week Events | October 23-27, 2017
Please note additional events and event details will be added as available.
Monday, October 23
8:00AM-9:30AM, TORONTO | Hosted by Neo Exchange
- Implementation: What additional information/resources would be helpful for practitioners of responsible investment?
- Policy: What public policies or regulations could enhance RI market growth and development?
- Demand: What is needed to further stimulate demand for RI in both institutional and retail markets?
- Exchanges: How can stock exchanges play a role in RI market development?
Tuesday, October 24
The Changing Face of Responsible Investment
7:00AM-8:30AM, EDMONTON | Hosted by AIMCo & University of Alberta
ESG: The Future of Investing
7:30AM-10:00AM, TORONTO | Hosted by MSCI & CETFA
2:00PM-3:00PM, ONLINE | Hosted by Evolve Funds
5:00PM-8:00PM, TORONTO | Hosted by WISE, 30% Club & CIBC
5:30PM-7:30PM, MONTREAL | Hosted by IFD & PRI
Investment, Inequality, Gender: How Investors Can Meet the Challenges of Inequality and Gender Around the World.
6:00PM-9:00PM, TORONTO | Hosted by Oikocredit
5:00PM-7:30PM, VANCOUVER | Hosted by SFU Beedie School of Business & UBC Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
The Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at SFU Beedie School of Business and the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School are co-hosting a panel event as part of Responsible Investment Week. The panel will discuss the role Canadian investors can play in supporting public companies as they work to build new relationships with Indigenous communities in Canada.
Join Stephanie Bertels, Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, and Christie Stephenson, the Executive Director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, and panelists from Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Callison & Hanna law firm, SHARE (the Shareholder Association for Research and Education), and Teck Resources.
Wednesday, October 25
What is the ESG Outlook for the Oil & Gas and Utilities Sectors?
8:00AM-10:30AM, TORONTO | Hosted by Sustainalytics
ESG Afterwork: RIA Fall 2017 Social
Thursday, October 26
WEBINAR: How to Invest Responsibly as an Individual
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE | Hosted by ELFEC
Quebec Symposium on Responsible Investment | Colloque québécois de l’investissement responsable
9:00AM-5:00PM, MONTREAL | Hosted by PRI Quebec
For this 4th edition, Réseau PRI Québec offers a one-day conference, Responsible Investment in a Complex World. The diversified program aims to raise investors’ awareness of emerging ESG issues and discuss how best to integrate these considerations into investment decisions and active share ownership programs.
Facilitated by former Radio-Canada journalist Pierre Craig, and bringing together local and international panelists, this symposium is intended to be a place of awareness, education and sharing.
Cocktails with Evolve Funds – Canada’s Innovative ETF Issuer
4:30PM-6:00PM, TORONTO | Hosted by Evolve Funds
Join Evolve Funds for cocktails and appetizers to celebrate Canada’s newest Innovative ETF Issuer.
Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve Funds, will provide guests with an introduction to their extensive suite of actively-managed and first-to-market thematic ETFs, including Canada’s first Gender Diversity ETF: Evolve North American Gender Diversity Index ETF (TSX:HERS).
Addenda Cocktail Reception | Quebec Symposium on Responsible Investment
5:00PM-7:00PM, MONTREAL | Hosted by Addenda Capital
Addenda Capital will host a cocktail dinner as part of the Quebec Symposium on Responsible Investment and Responsible Investment Week. Conference guests and speakers are invited to join Addenda as the conference day comes to an end.
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RI Week 2017 Partners
Become an RI Week Partner
Do you, your employer, or any of your affiliate organizations wish to support responsible investing? Great! We invite you to host an event to promote learning about ESG issues and responsible investment. These events may focus on responsible investment trends and approaches more broadly or any environmental, social or governance issue. They may be geared to explicit constituents groups or more broadly/publicly oriented.
If you are interested in hosting an RI Week event or would like more information, please contact RIA Director of Programs Julie Ambachtsheer: [email protected]