The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for Responsible Investment (RI). Members include mutual fund companies, financial institutions, asset management firms, advisors, consultants, investment research firms, asset owners, individual investors and others interested in RI. Members believe that the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments can provide superior risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact.
The Responsible Investment Association’s purpose is to:
- Support the responsible investment activities of its members.
- Promote and support an integrated reporting framework in which there is standardized disclosure of material ESG information.
- Promote the integration of ESG factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- Promote the practice of responsible investing in Canada.
Fiera Capital has joined RIA Canada early 2016.