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Editorial: How long will the echo pandemic last?

Three years ago this month, the world was grappling with the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Even then, with very little information available, people…

Head to head: Does ESG investing actually enhance returns?

The answer is complicated because environmental, social and governance investing is a relatively new risk, not all ESG factors are material for every industry and…

Why the OTIP brought on a pharmacist as a consultant for its disability claims team

The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan has added a lead pharmacy consultant to its group life and disability claims team to assist in managing both early…

How is rising inflation impacting retirement savings?

After reaching a near 40-year high over the past year, headline inflation started to cool in the final months of 2022 following a series of…

2023 Drug Plan Trends Report: How the repercussions of the pandemic are trickling down to drug plans

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its fourth year, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the health crisis has taken its toll on employee mental health. Scotiabank saw…

Innovation, diversification in real estate sector taking institutional investors across the finish line

Despite many institutional investors pressing pause on their real estate activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, those that keep calm and carry…

A look at China’s private pension pilot project

Traditionally, Chinese workers have relied on two pillars of income in retirement — the basic state pension and employer-sponsored plans open to employees in certain…

How remote, hybrid working arrangements are affecting musculoskeletal issues

During the coronavirus pandemic, most people were forced to work remotely and create makeshift offices in spaces that weren’t designed for that purpose. The result…

Q&A with Nasdaq’s Bronwyn Ott

The financial services company’s head of global well-being and benefits strategy talks hybrid working, diverse benefits and time outdoors with her dogs. Q: What top…

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Editorial: What’s next for improving workplace mental-health support?

Nearly three years have passed since the coronavirus pandemic became a household name. In some ways, March 11, 2020 — the day the World Health…

Head to head: Should employers increase mental-health coverage or expand the types of health-care professionals in their benefits plans?

Two Canadian employers explain why it’s important to implement a combination of higher coverage and a variety of practitioners under their plans. Elaine Cheung, director…

How 5 employers are ensuring mental health remains a priority

Even though the pandemic phase of the coronavirus crisis may be waning, two winners and three finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ mental-health categories…

Are workplace mental-health programs evolving beyond the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace?

Exactly a decade ago this month, Canadian employers were introduced to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace — a global…

How are pension funds and other institutional investors approaching investments in 2023?

Amid the unprecedented events of the last three years, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan has remained on course with its investment…

High inflation supercharging decumulation challenges

Finance’s toughest problem just got a whole lot trickier, thanks to the quandary of inflation. Legendary economist William F. Sharpe sealed his place in history…

How wellness is guiding employers, employees into the future workplace

After nearly three years mired in the coronavirus pandemic, employers are beginning to put the pieces of their respective workplaces back together, using wellness as…