As social impact investing enters the financial mainstream, the role of religious institutions as key drivers of the movement is evolving. Kevin Thomas, CEO of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) provided insight and guidance at a recent seminar for the Oikocredit Canada Support Association (OCSA) regarding current trends in faith-based investment.
If a transition to a net-zero carbon economy was not top of mind for Canadian investors before the February power outage in Texas, it appears to be now. Speakers at the Responsible Investment Association’s (RIA) February 25 ESG Symposium repeated a common theme: all investors and all portfolio companies have to get started leveraging investment dollars to reduce Canada’s carbon footprint; the cost of inaction is too high.
Oikocredit Canada Board members Julie Scott and Ellen Pekilis discuss why the message of this Symposium matters to impact investors