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Toronto and Vancouver RI Working Groups

The RIA serves as Secretariat for institutional RI Working Groups in Toronto and Vancouver. The purpose of these Working Groups is to leverage diverse networks and expertise to facilitate peer learning regarding responsible investment, and to help achieve the common goal of growing the RI industry. The Working Groups are participant-driven and focus on topics decided by the participants. Participants include CIOs, Portfolio Managers, Researchers, Analysts, VPs, Directors, Managers and other decision-makers from asset management firms and asset owners such as foundations and endowments. 

Toronto RI Working Group

torontoThe Toronto RI Working Group meets on a quarterly basis. It is composed of Co-Chairs, a Steering Committee, a Secretariat and over 70 professionals who participate in numerous Work Streams focused on various RI issues. Work Streams currently include: Shareholder Engagement; Impact Investing; ESG Integration; Climate Change; and Transparency & Accountability.  The Working Group also engages with CFA Societies and the CFA Institute around responsible investing. 

The larger Working Group meets quarterly, and the smaller Work Streams typically meet more frequently. The Work Streams provide updates to other participants at the quarterly Working Group meetings.

View the Toronto RI Working Group charter here. If you wish to learn more about the Toronto RI Working Group, please contact Julie Ambachtsheer: [email protected]

Toronto Steering Committee 

Hyewon Kong (Co-Chair) Associate Portfolio Manager AGF Investments
Brian Minns (Co-Chair) Manager, Sustainable Investing Addenda Capital
Sarah Takaki Principal, Responsible Investing Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Karen Lockridge Principal Mercer
Aaron Bennett Partner, Research Jarislowsky Fraser
Michael Jantzi CEO Sustainalytics
Rosa van den Beemt ESG Analyst NEI Investments
Nalini Feuilloley Head of Canada Principles for Responsible Investment
Julie Ambachtsheer Director of Programs Responsible Investment Association 

Vancouver RI Working Group 

vancouverThe Vancouver RI Working Group is composed of a wide range of professionals working in the field of responsible investment. The Vancouver Group started in summer 2016 and meets on a bi-monthly basis. 

If you wish to learn more about the Vancouver RI Working Group, please contact Julie Ambachtsheer, RIA Director of Programs: [email protected].



Our Sustaining Members

Addenda Capital
Thomson Reuters

IA Clarington

Associate Members

Duca Credit Union
CIBC Mellon
FTSE Russell
Libro Credit Union
First Calgary Financial
State Street Global Advisors
Mackie Research
Investors Group
Mackenzie Investments
HighView Financial Group
CI Investments
Russell Investments
TD Bank Group
Franklin Templeton
Leede Jones Gable Inc.
Jarislowsky Fraser
The CUMIS Group
The Co-operators
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital
CIBC Wood Gundy
Vigeo Eiris
BMO Global Asset Management
Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.
Fiera Capital
Encasa Financial
Bullion Management Group Inc.
Global Alpha Capital Management
Vancity Credit Union
Servus Credit Union
Groupe Investissement Responsable
Guardian Ethical Management
ClearBridge Investments
La Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins
Assiniboine Credit Union
Amundi Asset Management
Alterna Savings
Kindred Credit Union
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Supporting Members

Stewart Investors
Greenchip Financial
RE Royalties
Purpose Capital
Evolve ETFs
Etho Capital
Starboard Wealth Planners
The Smallwood Harvey Financial Group
Cash Management Group | Canaccord Genuity
The Wooding Group
Blue Heron Advisory Group