TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Boreal Leadership Council has selected
Robert Walker to serve as the Chair for the Boreal Leadership Council.
Robert Walker is the Vice President of Environmental, Social, and
Governance Services and Ethical Funds for NEI Investments (NEI), an
investment management company with approximately $5 billion in assets
under management. NEI manages Ethical Funds, Canada's largest socially
responsible mutual fund family.
The Boreal Leadership Council, first convened in 2003, is comprised of
leading conservation groups, Aboriginal groups, resource companies and
financial institutions, all of which have an interest and a stake in
the future of Canada's Boreal Forest. Through Ethical Funds, NEI was
the first financial company to sign onto the Boreal Leadership Council.
As part of its corporate engagement program, Ethical Funds has urged oil
and gas companies and banks to support the Canadian Boreal Initiative,
dedicated to preserving the forest's ecological diversity and
contribution to Canada's cultural heritage.
ABOUT NEI INVESTMENTS
NEI Investments is a national investment firm with approximately $5
billion in assets under management. It offers Canadian retail investors
unique access to top independent money managers through high quality
investment solutions in two fund families, Northwest Funds and Ethical
Funds. Its products provide investors with a full range of investment
management styles as well as conventional and socially responsible
NEI Investments is owned 50% by the Provincial Credit Union Centrals and
50% by Desjardins Group. This backing of experience and resources
allows NEI Investments to actively support business growth in these
networks as well as independent advisor channels.
NEI Investments has offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
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