RBC GAM provides ongoing educational seminars to institutional and retail clients which have included an ESG and responsible investment components. RBC GAM has also provided financial support for research on responsible investment (for example, RBC GAM sponsored the bi-annual Canadian Responsible Investment Association Survey (2014)). Members of RBC GAM's CGRI team have participated in numerous speaking engagements, including at conferences and university-level business schools. In addition to the publically available semi-annual CGRI reports, the CGRI team also publishes quarterly papers on various ESG issues for clients. Finally, RBC GAM regularly participates in collaborative efforts to encourage regulators to enact regulatory reforms in favour of corporate transparency and disclosure.
In addition, RBC GAM's Chief Investment Officer is the immediate past Chair and current Vice-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the head of the CGRI team is a member of the CCGG's Public Policy Committee and one of the designated correspondent for Canada for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and a member of the CGRI team is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Responsible Investment Association of Canada.