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Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past…

74% of institutional investors likely to divest from companies with poor ESG records: survey

Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of institutional investors said they’re more likely to divest from companies with poor environmental, social and governance track records, according…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2021 December 1, 2021
  • 09:00

44% of U.S. pension plan sponsors set to review, renegotiate fees: survey

Nearly half (44 per cent) of pension plan sponsors in the U.S. said they intend to review and/or renegotiate their plan’s management fees over the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB-backed fintech stock rebounds after disappointing IPO

Shares in a Canada Pension Plan Investment Board-backed financial technology company have rebounded following a disastrous first week on the Bombay Stock Exchange. In the…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
  • 09:00

Tracking indirect GHG emissions vital for institutional investors, says expert

Institutional investors seeking to reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprint should pay more attention to scope 3 emissions, says Priti Shokeen, head of environmental, social and…

Debate about pension fund’s divesting due to ESG issues heats up in Oregon

Oregon’s state employee retirement fund is coming under increased scrutiny as the U.S. state is facing increased calls for divestment from companies that have environmental,…

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Jonathan Hausman to head new global investment strategy department

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Jonathan Hausman as senior managing director of its newly created global investment strategy department. The new department aims…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:45

Institutional investors set to increase focus on ESG: survey

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of pension funds and other institutional investors expect to increase their focus on environmental, social and governance factors over the…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Ohio retirement fund suing Facebook over investment loss

Ohio’s largest public employee pension fund is suing Facebook — now known as Meta — alleging that it broke U.S. federal securities law by purposely misleading…

Coverage of the 2021 Global Investment Conference

Eighteen months after the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the 2021 Global Investment Conference looked at how the uncertain global future will impact pension portfolios.…

2021 GIC coverage: Cutting through the ESG greenwash

In his keynote address at the 2021 Global Investment Conference, Karthik Ramanna, professor of business and public policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School…

2021 GIC coverage: A look at the Teachers’ Retirement Allowance Fund’s pandemic balancing act

As places of economic activity, flood plains have their advantages — just ask the ancient Mesopotamians or the staff of the Winnipeg-based Teachers’ Retirement Allowance…

Norway pension fund divesting from companies tied to weapon production

Norway’s largest pension fund is divesting from 14 companies involved in producing nuclear missiles and other weapons. Oslo-based KLP, which manages more than 300 billion kroner…


CPPIB invests in European student housing, OMERS buys solar power producer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is part of a new joint venture that’s aiming to be one of the largest student accommodation partnerships in…

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2021 November 4, 2021
  • 09:00

T. Rowe Price buys Oak Hill Advisors, Franklin Templeton buys Lexington Partners

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. is buying Oak Hill Advisors for up to about US$4.2 billion with $3.3 billion payable at closing. The global investment management…

  • By: Staff
  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
  • 14:00

Caisse invests in fund for tech companies, IMCO finalizes buyout of U.K. energy company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a fund focused on supporting innovative technology companies. The New York-based White Star Capital,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of HR leaders believe benefits, retirement offerings meeting needs of all: survey

The majority of human resources professionals said they believe their organizations’ current benefits and retirement offerings are meeting the needs of a diverse workforce, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB taps Deborah Orida as chief sustainability officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Deborah Orida as its first chief sustainability officer. In the role, Orida will lead the CPPIB’s efforts…

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2021 October 28, 2021
  • 09:00

UTAM committing to fully divesting from fossil fuels by 2030

The University of Toronto is the latest institution committing to the divestment movement, saying Wednesday it will sell off all fossil fuel investments in its…


Ontario Teachers’ bets on cryptocurrency exchange, Caisse invests in French transportation provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is putting its investment dollars and its Teachers’ Innovation Platform to use for a cryptocurrency exchange. During a funding round…

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2021 October 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Our story revealing the employers that took the top spots at the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here…

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada’s public pension system places 12th in ranking of 43 countries: report

Canada ranks 12th out of 43 countries for its pension system, according to a new report by Mercer and the CFA Institute. The countries in…

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 12:00

CPPIB investing in Japanese logistics, energy partnership in Brazil

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing $1.3 billion to a logistics fund involved in projects in major urban centres in Japan. The GLP…

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 15:00

AIMCo won’t divest from hydrocarbons, says CEO

In his first public statement on Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s investment strategy, the organization’s new chief executive officer says the AIMCo won’t have a policy…

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 13:00

Sustainability of increasing concern to asset managers: reports

The vast majority (84 per cent) of asset managers are either implementing or evaluating the sustainability of their portfolios, according to a survey by FTSE…

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2021 October 12, 2021
  • 13:30