Thursday, April 17, 2014

Responsible Investment Association announces conference details

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) today announced details of the Canadian Responsible Investment Conference, to be held May 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Toronto.

“The annual conference brings together experts and thought leaders from industry, academia, government and nonprofits to tackle the latest environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues that present both challenges and opportunities for investors,” RIA said in a news release.
The conference, the flagship event of the inaugural Responsible Investment Week, will feature responsible investment presentations, panel discussions and workshops, including a plenary session on fossil fuels: “Carbon Constraints and Investment Strategy,” hosted by ESG academic Cary Krosinsky, as well as a workshop on climate change, led by Heather Lang of Sustainalytics.

Federal MP Chrystia Freeland will kick off the conference with a plenary session on income inequality: “The Global Super-Rich and the New Economy: Implications for Investors,” while a senior executive from Loblaw will take part in a panel discussion on safety in the supply chain.
Details on conference speakers and topics are available on the RIA website.

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