Dustyn Lanz is a Canadian business leader, writer, and speaker who is currently CEO of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) – an organization that promotes the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. He is regularly quoted in the national media as an expert on responsible investing by the Globe and Mail, CBC News, BNN Bloomberg, and other Canadian media outlets.
Dustyn is a Columnist for Investment Executive and a Contributor to the Globe and Mail, where he writes about topics related to responsible investment and sustainable finance. He is a regular keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, and guest lecturer at some of Canada’s leading investment conferences and universities, and he is a member of the 30% Club – a network of executives that aims to achieve a gender balance in corporate leadership.
In 2020, Dustyn led the development of the Canadian Investor Statement on Diversity & Inclusion – an anti-racism pledge signed by 45 institutional investors managing over $4 trillion in assets. In 2014, Dustyn’s team launched Canada’s first financial designations that recognize expertise in responsible investing, which have now been earned by more than 1,500 professionals.
In 2021, Dustyn received a Changemaker award from the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. In 2018, he was featured in Wealth Professional Magazine’s “Hot List” of 50 influencers in Canada’s investment industry, and in 2016 he received a Clean50 Emerging Leader Award for contributions to sustainable development under the age of 35.
Prior to joining the RIA in 2013, Dustyn worked with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, where he conducted research and made policy recommendations to strengthen the governance of the global financial system. His written work has been published by leading think tanks and academic journals in Canada and internationally. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours, Summa Cum Laude) from York University and a Master of Arts in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo.