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Manulife Financial linking executive team goals to climate action

Manulife Financial Corp. is linking its executive team goals to the company’s climate action plan, including committing to a net-zero focus by reducing emissions operationally, adopting sustainable…

Caisse, UPP employees receiving recognition for net-zero contributions

Employees at two Canadian pension plans are being recognized for their responsible investment achievements. The British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative named…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
  • 15:00
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UTAM posts 11.7% pension return for 2020

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. ended 2020 with pension and endowment returns of 11.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively. In a…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00

BlackRock launching low-carbon ETFs

BlackRock Inc. is launching two active sustainable exchange traded funds, highlighting the increased focus on climate-aware strategies from global institutional investors. The two funds have…

  • By: Staff
  • April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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Alberta Teachers’ withdrawing from responsible investing secretariat

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board is withdrawing its membership from the Principles of Responsible Investing Secretariat as it transfers responsibility for asset management to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 12:45

Caisse investing in vision-care company; Ontario Teachers’, AIMCo selling governance solutions firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is part of an investment group acquiring New Look Vision Group Inc., a provider of eye-care products…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 April 13, 2021
  • 09:00
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Imperial Oil urging investors to vote against Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

Imperial Oil Ltd. is recommending investors attending its annual meeting in May vote against a shareholder resolution that it adopt a corporate-wide target to achieve…

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One year later: Institutional investors looking beyond pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to shape global markets following a tumultuous 2020, institutional investors are looking beyond the crisis, says Rob Almeida, portfolio…

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Caisse shuffling board at infrastructure subsidiary

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing a new board of directors for the CDPQ Infra, its subsidiary that serves as principal…

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2021 March 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Bâtirente applauding CIBC for emissions-reduction efforts tied to investments

Quebec-based pension fund Bâtirente is applauding CIBC for joining the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials. Through the industry initiative, the bank will publish the greenhouse-gas…

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2021 March 9, 2021
  • 09:00
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HOOPP focusing on DEI, stopping anti-Black racism

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canadian employer pension plans’ asset value rebounds to $2.12 trillion: report

The market value of assets held by Canadian employer pension plans increased to $2.12 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 10:00
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University pension plans engaging investees on climate change risks

A coalition of Canadian university endowments and pension plans are launching a new initiative to engage investee corporations on climate change risks. The initiative will…

  • By: Staff
  • February 19, 2021 February 19, 2021
  • 09:00
Canadian companies must adopt transparent, consistent climate-risk reporting: report

Canadian companies must adopt transparent, consistent climate-risk reporting: report

Institutional investors, regulators and financial standard organizations are calling on Canadian corporations to adopt transparent climate-risk reporting, according to a new report from the C.D.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 4, 2021 March 26, 2021
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IIROC nominates three candidates for independent director positions

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is nominating three candidates for upcoming independent director positions on its board. The nominees — Malcolm Heins, Jennifer Newman and Laura…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
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Blake Hutcheson succeeds Michael Latimer as OMERS’ CEO

As reported in December 2019, Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June…

  • December 10, 2020 March 11, 2021
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Charles Emond, Jean Raby to co-chair Investor Leadership Network’s CEO council

The Investor Leadership Network is appointing Charles Emond, president and chief executive officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
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Caisse leveraging technology for investment, risk management

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is introducing a new structure to maximize its impact in technology. The integrated approach aims to leverage technology for…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
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Mark Wiseman appointed board chair of AIMCo

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Mark Wiseman as a board director and the chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2020. Wiseman will…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:08
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Blair Richards moves to CIO of Halifax Port ILA/HEA pension plan

The Halifax Port ILA/HEA pension plan has appointed Blair Richards as its chief investment officer. After more than 20 years as chief executive officer, he…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:02

Mark Carney to head ESG, impact investing at Brookfield

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is appointing Mark Carney as vice-chair and head of environmental, social and governance and impact fund investing. Carney is currently the United Nations’ special envoy…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:49
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Aon promoting Federico Cervantes, Erwan Pirou to global partners

Aon is promoting Federico Cervantes and Erwan Pirou to global partners of the firm. Cervantes joined Aon in 2018 as associate partner and head of investment…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:49

CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:48
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Proteus promoting three to senior investment consultant roles

Proteus is promoting Teimaz Binesh, Lewis Powell and Michael Scott to senior investment consultants. In their new roles, they’ll continue to provide investment consulting and governance…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:46

IMCO appointing new chief operating officer

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Tony Algar as its new chief operating officer, effective Sept. 28. Algar joins the IMCO from the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 6, 2021
  • 01:43