“As a leading global provider of sustainability research and analysis to investors and financial institutions around the world, Sustainalytics sought training in RI that would best support our ability to produce the most accurate and effective research. The RI Academy has proven itself to be just that: a highly effective medium for broadening the discussion beyond analysts’ day to day work, deepening our understanding of our clients, and enhancing the quality of our research.”

Rachel Birenbaum
Senior Manager, Human Resources and Operations, North America
Sustainalytics

“We believe that the RI Academy is the leading e-learning provider for responsible investment.”

Glen Saunders
Treasurer
United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment

“Training with the RI Academy has helped staff to realize that ESG integration could be qualitative – and not only subjective – and as such, way more compatible with their day to day jobs than they had originally thought.”

Global Banking Institution

“As a mainstream investor, Colonial First State Global Asset Management views the consideration of ESG issues as fundamental to robust risk assessment and the quality of our investment decision making. Our commitment to responsible investment is increasingly a differentiator for our business, and a growing licence to operate for the investment industry.

We have trained a wide range of occupations within our organisation using the RI Academy, and will continue to do so. We see this as critical to embedding ESG integration within our business model and across our teams.

The RI Academy is the gold standard and unique in the marketplace. We expect it to gain in prominence in line with policy, market and industry developments.”

Nick Edgerton
Manager ESG Research and Engagement
Colonial First State Global Asset Management

“As the largest insurer in New Zealand, Sovereign recognises the importance of ESG issues to our industry and in particular their impact on pricing and risk. The RI Academy is an extremely well put together course, and it is helping us better understand how we can integrate these issues into our investment frameworks.

I’ve also found it helpful in understanding manager selection processes, and in further explaining the links between ESG issues and financial outcomes. It’s a great initiative – highly informative and helpful course.”

Hilary Zheng
Strategy Manager
Sovereign

“At Bloomberg, we believe that ESG issues will have a major impact on global investment and capital markets.

As a leading service provider to these markets, we are investing significantly in new products and services that help professional’s better address ESG risks and opportunities – this is an important element of our ongoing business model.

Our ability to execute on this strategy requires (in part) a market that is better educated as to what ESG issues are, how they are impacting value and why they will continue to be so important going forward. We believe the RI Academy addresses these needs and has an extremely important role to play in continuing to train global markets.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with this ground-breaking and market leading initiative.”

Amanda Dobbie
Managing Director (former)
Bloomberg, Asia Pacific