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
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 Calendar —— Canadian Responsible Investment Conference RIA Canada Toronto, Ontario May 26th -28th, 2014 Read more
—— Empowering Women Through Investment An Evening with Mariam Dao Gabala Toronto, Ontario May 22nd, 2014 Read more —— UN PRI Academic Network Meeting Montreal, Quebec September 22-24, 2014 Read more ——
RI Week Events
Full Schedule —— Canadian Responsible Investment Conference RIA Canada Toronto, Ontario Monday May 26th -28th Read more
—— Green Bonds: Mobilizing LT Capital to Support Greening the Economy U of T Toronto, Ontario May 26, 2014 Read more —— PRI Signatory Meeting UN PRI Toronto, Ontario May 28th, 2014 Read more —— PRI Fixed Income Panel UN PRI Toronto, Ontario May 28th, 2014 Read more —— How Shared Value and The Business Case Align Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series Toronto, Ontario May 28th, 2014 Read more —— Empowering Women Through Investment OikoCredit Vancouver, British Columbia May 28th, 2014 Read more ——- Water and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada: Information for Investors and Everyone Else U of T: Munk School Toronto, Ontario May 29th, 2014 Read more