Deb Abbey

Deb Abbey of Responsible Investing Association is on Wealth Professional Canada's Hot List of 2015.

In the early ’90s, Abbey was the first project director of The David Suzuki Foundation. Since then, she has been a pioneer in the responsible investing industry in Canada, where she created the first investment management firm to focus exclusively on responsible investing. Her company, Real Assets, was eventually acquired by IA Clarington and lives on under the Inhance name.

Abbey also co-authored The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians – 2001 Edition and is the author of Global Profit and Global Justice: Using Your Money to Change the World. In 2014, she led the launch of a certification program for responsible investment advisors and professionals. It offers two designations, which earn advisors CE credits and allow them to demonstrate expertise to increasingly conscientious clients.