Item F 404.2.904 - 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians, the

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50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians, the

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F 404.2.904

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  • 2001 (Creation)
    Abbey, Deb
  • 2001 (Creation)
    Jantzi, Michael
  • 2000 (Creation)
    Chow, Olivia

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Chow is a former Canadian politician who served as federal New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina from 2006–2014, and Toronto city councillor from 1991 to 2005. Chow is the widow of former NDP and Opposition Leader Jack Layton; they were married from 1988 until his death from cancer in 2011. She was a candidate in the 2014 Toronto mayoral election, where she placed third behind winner John Tory and runner-up Doug Ford.
Chow won the Trinity—Spadina riding for the New Democratic Party on January 23, 2006, becoming a member of the House of Commons of Canada. In 2011, she was re-elected in her riding for her third straight win. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. In May 2012, Chow was named one of the top 25 Canadian immigrants in Canada by Canadian Immigrant magazine. Chow's personal memoir, titled My Journey, was published January 21, 2014. Chow resigned her seat in parliament on March 12, 2014, to run in the 2014 Toronto mayoral election. Following her mayoral election loss, Chow became a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University from 2015 to 2018.

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In the mid-1990s, she became Canada’s first investment adviser to focus exclusively on socially responsible and sustainable Investing and soon after she launched Real Assets Investment Management, managing SRI portfolios for individual investors, pension funds and charitable foundations. As CEO and President of Real Assets and Portfolio Manager of the Social Leaders Fund, she became a leader in shareholder activism in Canada, successfully encouraging many Canadian and US companies to address non-traditional risks to long-term shareholder and stakeholder value. She also promoted the idea that it’s good business for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance performance.
She is an author of two books on sustainable investing, The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians — co-authored with Jantzi-Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi — and Global Profit and Global Justice – Using Your Money to Change the World. As well, she is a significant television, radio and print media presence. Abbey is also a past Vice-President of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and is an Honourary Board Member of the BC Sustainable Energy Association.

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batch 3 - Ottawa

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