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May 2014

Canadian Responsible Investment Conference
Folks, it’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for one of our best-attended conferences ever. Extended Early Bird prices end May 15th – so get your tickets soon! Check out the conference agenda here.

Responsible Investment Week 
The RIA is launching Canada’s inaugural Responsible Investment Week, May 26-30, 2014. Event schedule available here.

RIA Makes Policy Recommendations to Industry Canada
To promote RI and CSR in Canada, the RIA has submitted their CBCA review commentary to Industry Canada.  Read it.

RI Industry Updates

Congrats to Canada’s First Certified RI Professional!
Phillip Ludvigsen, Director, Carbon Advisory at KPMG is the first person to receive the RIA’s Responsible Investment Certified Professional (RIPC) designation. Read about certification here. The RIA’s designation is listed on the IIROC glossary here.

Ontario Pension Benefits Act Reform – ESG Considerations
Proposed amendments to the Pension Benefits Act would require plans to disclose whether they address ESG factors. The Ontario Government is accepting comments until June 16th.  Read more

Q1 Performance Chart Now Available
The 2014 First Quarter performance numbers for Canadian retail RI funds are now available. Read more

Sustainability Reporting for Stakeholders
Leader of EY LLP’s Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services discusses sustainability reporting. Read more

RI as a Solution to the World’s Ocean Crises
Making money out of responsible fisheries. Read more

ESG News

Gaining Ground, a Ceres and Sustainalytics collaboration
An evaluation of 613 businesses on key sustainability metrics to assess U.S. companies progress towards CSR. Read more


Carbon Tracker: Oil capex at risk
The Carbon Tracker Initiative’s new report warns that over $1 trillion of oil capex is at risk over the next decade. Read more

EPA takes step toward regulating fracking chemicals
The Obama administration began a process that may result in the first federal regulation of chemicals used in fracking. Read more

Lack of leadership barrier to sustainable supply chains
Mid-level management is not able to take the steps needed to drive meaningful change in the supply chain.Read more

Canada’s governance ratings falling
Canada’s governance ratings are average and falling because of senate expense scandals, weakened environmental law and poor commitment to evidence-based decision making. Read more

  
We are inviting submissions for our May Newsletter. Please send any upcoming events, news stories or recent research publications that are of interest to Canada’s responsible investment community to [email protected] by June 5th, 2014.

Events


Events Calendar
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Canadian Responsible Investment Conference
RIA Canada
Toronto, Ontario
May 26th -28th, 2014
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Empowering Women Through Investment
An Evening with Mariam Dao Gabala
Toronto, Ontario
May 22nd, 2014
Read more
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UN PRI Academic Network Meeting
Montreal, Quebec
September 22-24, 2014
Read more
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RI Week Events


Full Schedule
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Canadian Responsible Investment Conference
RIA Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Monday May 26th -28th
Read more

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Green Bonds: Mobilizing
LT Capital to Support
Greening the Economy
 

U of T
Toronto, Ontario
May 26, 2014
Read more
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PRI Signatory Meeting
UN PRI
Toronto, Ontario
May 28th, 2014
Read more
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PRI Fixed Income Panel
UN PRI
Toronto, Ontario
May 28th, 2014
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How Shared Value and The Business Case Align
Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series
Toronto, Ontario
May 28th, 2014
Read more
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Empowering Women Through Investment
OikoCredit
Vancouver, British Columbia
May 28th, 2014
Read more
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Water and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada: Information for Investors and Everyone Else
U of T: Munk School
Toronto, Ontario
May 29th, 2014
Read more

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