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RBC sponsors annual Canadian summit on socially responsible investing

May 8 2013 - On June 17 – 19, RBC is sponsoring the Canadian Responsible Investment Conference in Vancouver, hosted by the Social Investment Organization (SIO).

This year’s theme, Engaging for Change, explores the role of stakeholders in building sustainable financial markets. The conference also highlights the opportunities for SRI professionals to achieve better outcomes for investors and their world. John Montalbano, Chief Executive Officer of RBC Global Asset Management, will be speaking about trends in responsible investing and opportunities and challenges in the sector.

RBC is also sponsoring a panel discussion on impact investing, geared towards attendees who want to learn more about this emerging area.

The SIO is a national membership-based organization that includes financial institutions, investment firms, financial advisors, and various organizations and individuals interested in socially responsible investment. For more information, visit www.socialinvestment.ca/conference.

The RBC social finance initiative, launched in 2012, is a $20-million commitment to help ignite social and environmental change through investment activity. This commitment includes the $10-million RBC Generator, a pool of capital dedicated to financing enterprises addressing social and environmental challenges, and a $10-million investment of RBC Foundation assets into Socially Responsible Investment funds. For more information, visit rbc.com/socialfinance.