Toronto – July 23, 2019 – NEI Investments is pleased to announce it has received top marks in the 2019 assessment of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment (RI).

NEI scored an “A” rating in four of the assessment areas, and an “A+” rating in the key areas of Strategy and Governance and Active Ownership – the latter reflecting the firm’s longstanding track record of excellence in corporate engagement and proxy voting.

“As Canadian investors increasingly seek responsible solutions that drive an impact beyond investment returns, NEI remains the partner best positioned to help advisors successfully meet that demand,” says Frederick M. Pinto, CFA, SVP & Head of Asset Management at NEI Investments. “We’re exceptionally proud of this achievement, and we look forward to continuing to drive the evolution of responsible investment on behalf of advisors and their clients.”

The PRI works with its international network of signatories to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goals are to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and to support signatories in integrating these issues into investment and ownership decisions.

“We’ve been the leading practitioner of responsible investment for over 30 years and continue to stay well ahead of our competitors through the quality of our investment management and comprehensiveness of our responsible investment program,” says David Rutherford, VP of ESG Services for NEI Investments. “Congratulations to the members of NEI’s ESG and Investment Management teams for once again earning such outstanding ratings.”

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About NEI Investments

NEI Investments is a Canadian asset manager committed to providing focused investment solutions advised by best-in-class, independent portfolio managers. NEI delivers disciplined, active asset management with a longstanding focus on Environmental, Social and Governance factors, and a well-defined corporate engagement process designed to create sustainable long-term value. NEI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth, a national, integrated financial services company, with over $60 billion in assets. For more information please visit