Leede Jones Gable Joins the Responsible Investment Association
riacanada.ca | Published 13 September 2016
Leede Jones Gable Inc. and the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) are pleased to announce that Leede Jones Gable Inc. is now an Associate Member of the RIA.
“We are very pleased to have Leede Jones Gable Inc on board as an Associate Member,” said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA. ”Leede Jones Gable Inc. has already demonstrated leadership by asking clients in managed accounts about any responsible investment criteria they would like to incorporate into the management of their assets. We look forward to working with them to continue to advance responsible investing in Canada.”
“Leede Jones Gable Inc. has always thought of ourselves as a leader and innovator in the industry,” said Bob Harrison, President and CEO of Leede Jones Gable Inc. “This commitment will expand what we can offer clients, and demonstrates how seriously we take responsible investing. For us, it is a natural step now that we have recruited Stephen Whipp as our new Managing Director of Responsible Asset Management. Stephen is a leader in responsible investing at the retail level in Canada and a long-standing member of the RIA Board.”
Stephen Whipp, Managing Director of Responsible Asset Management for Leede Jones Gable Inc. added, “This is an important response to the increasing investor demand for responsible investment. We see it as a way to deepen and widen the knowledge and discussion around responsible investment issues within the firm, and to advance advisor education. It complements our recent commitments to expand shareholder engagement strategies through the Shareholder Association for Research and Education; and to access Sustainalytics research to help evaluate companies’ risk profiles related to environmental, social and governance factors.”