SFU invests in Indigenous entrepreneurs, engage in responsible investing 

October 21, 2020

Simon Fraser University has made a commitment to support Indigenous entrepreneurs and engage in responsible investing. SFU has invested $1M in Raven Indigenous Impact Fund (RIIF), an organization that supports Indigenous entrepreneurs, economy, and social enterprise. SFU has also signed the Responsible Investment Association’s Canadian Investor Statement on Diversity & Inclusion initiative, pledging transparency within investment portfolios and within SFU. “Simon Fraser University’s commitment to the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund underscores its commitment to advancing economic reconciliation in Canada by supporting innovative, scalable Indigenous enterprises with measurable community benefit streams,” said Raven Indigenous Capital Partners CIO Stephen Nairne. SFU President Joy Johnson said the institution is intent on “addressing systematic racism and social inequities beyond the classroom... By signing the Canadian Investor Statement on Diversity & Inclusion we are further increasing our efforts to take intentional steps to promote diversity and inclusion across our investment portfolios, and within our organization.” SFU (BC)