Robert Walker is the Vice President of Ethical Funds and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Services for NEI Investments, which manages Ethical Funds -- Canada’s largest socially responsible mutual fund family. Joining the company in 1999, Mr. Walker leads Canada’s largest in-house team of ESG analysts to support NEI’s Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Program.
Robert has 25 years’ experience in responsible investing. A former executive director of the Canadian Responsible Investment Association, Mr. Walker is immediate past Chair of the Boreal Leadership Council and was a member of the Advisory Group for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Responsible Canadian Energy Program. He has recently joined the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), a London-based organization dedicated to advancing governance standards and accountability mechanisms for corporations operating worldwide. He speaks widely on the role of the investor in sustainable value creation for all stakeholders and has participated in several United Nations and Government of Canada initiatives to advance responsible business conduct and socially responsible investment.
Mr. Walker has a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University and graduate degrees from Dalhousie and the University of Toronto.