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Socially Responsible Investing: Engaging Businesses to Facilitate Positive Change

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Socially Responsible Investing: Engaging Businesses to Facilitate Positive Change

Time: February 23, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: UBC Robson Square, C130
Street: 800 Robson Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Event Neighbourhood and Type: speaker, event
Organized By: CEP Vancouver
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2012

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Event Description

Have you ever wondered what businesses need to do to be a responsible investment option or how to engage companies to persuade them to adopt more socially responsible practices? Join CEP on Thursday February 2nd as we explore the world of Socially Responsible Investing. You will have the opportunity to hear from Michelle de Cordova, Director of Corporate Engagement and Public Policy at Ethical Investments/Northwest Ethical Funds, about:

·         The global landscape of responsible investment
·         SRI in the Canadian context
·         What is “engagement”, and why do we do it?
·         Engagement stories from the field

Join us for snacks and drinks at 6:00pm. The event will start at 7:00pm followed by a short 30 minute networking session after the panel presentation.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Time: Michelle will start her presentation at 7pm. Snacks and drinks, and registration will begin at 6pm.
Location: UBC Robson Square, C130
Cost: $5 for CEP Members and students (a valid student ID must be presented at the event), $10 for Non-Members

To register, please visit this link: http://sociallyresponsibleinvesting.eventbrite.ca/


Speaker Bio

Michelle de Cordova is Director of Corporate Engagement and Public Policy at NEI Investments, the home of Ethical Funds, Canada’s oldest and largest family of SRI (socially-responsible investment) mutual funds.  Based in Vancouver, within the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Services team, Michelle leads NEI Investments’ work on engaging investee companies and policy-makers in dialogue to advance corporate sustainability in Canada and internationally. Before joining NEI Investments, she worked as a staff member and consultant for environment and social development organizations in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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