Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Deb Abbey Named as Social Investment Organization Executive Director

The Social Investment Organization announced that SRI veteran Deb Abbey has been named as the organization’s new executive director, replacing Eugene Ellmen.

Abbey was one of the first investment advisors to focus on SRI and was the founder of Real Assets, an SRI investment management firm. The company was acquired by Vancity in 2005.

Abbey is the author of two books on sustainable investing, The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians — co-authored with Michael Jantzi — and Global Profit and Global Justice, Using Your Money to Change the World.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone with Deb’s experience and knowledge joining us as Executive Director,” said Gary Hawton, President of the SIO. “Her work ethic and passion for Socially Responsible Investing are going to allow us to move the organization forward over the next few years.“

Abbey will be located in a regional office which is being created in Vancouver.  The other SIO staff will remain in Toronto.

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