Dustyn Lanz is Chief Executive Officer of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) – a Canadian organization that promotes the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. Dustyn is regularly quoted in the national media as an expert on responsible investing by CBC News, the Globe and Mail, BNN Bloomberg, and other Canadian media outlets.
Dustyn is also 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 frequent public speaker at some of Canada’s leading investment conferences and business schools, and he is a member of Canada’s 30% Club, a network of executives that aims to achieve a gender balance in corporate leadership.
In 2014, Dustyn helped to launch Canada’s first financial designations for financial advisors with expertise in responsible investing. In 2016, he received a Clean50 Emerging Leader Award for his contributions to sustainable development in Canada, and in 2018 he was appointed to Wealth Professional Magazine’s “Hot List” of 50 influencers in Canada’s investment industry.
Prior to joining the RIA in 2013, Dustyn worked for the Centre for International Governance Innovation, where he conducted research 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’s degree from York University and a master’s degree from the University of Waterloo.