Integrating environmental, social and governance considerations in investment decision making is a major trend in Canada and around the world. Increasingly, there is acceptance that this approach offers opportunities for both portfolio risk mitigation and value creation as well as values alignment between investors and their investment strategies.

Terms like responsible investing, divestment, and impact investing are frequently cited, but what exactly do they mean? How do they differ? How might they overlap? To what extent are these approaches already being used by investors? Could these be options for your own portfolios? Christie Stephenson, Executive Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder, will present a workshop “Responsible Investing: Value and Values in Your Portfolio” on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

This session will cover responsible investing terminology and definitions, an industry overview, an outline of the types of environmental, social and governance issues that responsible investors are concerned about, as well as the strategies they use to address them.

This session is offered to members of the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS), the professional association for the Management and Professional Staff group at UBC. It is part of its "Institutional Knowledge Series" featuring AAPS members sharing their expertise about UBC and beyond. This session is for general information purposes and is not intended to provide personalized legal, investment or tax advice.

Thursday February 1, 2018

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