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
The 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.
Toronto Steering Committee
|Hyewon Kong (Co-Chair)||Associate Portfolio Manager||AGF Investments|
|Brian Minns (Co-Chair)||Manager, Sustainable Investing||Addenda Capital|
|Sarah Takaki||Associate, Responsible Investing||Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan|
|Aaron Bennett||Partner, Research||Jarislowsky Fraser|
|Rosa van den Beemt||ESG Analyst||NEI Investments|
|Nalini Feuilloley||Senior Canada Network Manager||Principles for Responsible Investment|
|Dustyn Lanz (Secretariat)||Senior Director, Communications and Member Affairs||Responsible Investment Association|
Vancouver RI Working Group
The 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 plans to meet on a bi-monthly basis. Objectives, scope and policies are under development.
If you wish to learn more about the Vancouver RI Working Group, please contact Julie Ambachtsheer, RIA Director of Programs: [email protected].