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Institutional investors increasing allocations to real assets amid inflation, sustainability challenges: survey

Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation…

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New York City pension funds calling for absolute GHG emission targets at RBC

New York City comptroller Brad Lander and three of the city’s pension funds are offering shareholder proposals calling on several banks — including the Royal…

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Caisse receives top grade for climate strategy across 11 public pension investors: report

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec received the highest mark in a report card grading the climate strategies of the 11 largest public…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2023 January 19, 2023
  • 12:30
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Global economy likely to experience higher inflation, interest rates: report

The world is entering an unpredictable period defined by increasing fiscal policy use, decreasing global trade and higher inflation and interest rates, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2023 January 17, 2023
  • 12:00

PIAC calling on CSA to ensure consistency in climate disclosure regulations

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the Canadian Securities Administrators to work closely with its international counterparts to ensure consistency in regulations on…

  • By: Staff
  • January 16, 2023 January 17, 2023
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2022 Investment Innovation Conference

During history’s turning points, fortune favours the innovators. As the world moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic and the global workforce entrenches the improved labour conditions…

2022 IIC coverage: Navigating the complexities of ESG in fixed income

Climate change presents an ongoing challenge to institutional investors’ allocations to domestic corporate bond, according to Soami Kohly, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment…

2022 IIC coverage: Rethinking the role of carbon-intensive assets in investment portfolios

Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of…

2022 IIC coverage: Identifying emerging opportunities in ESG investing

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies can improve a portfolio’s ability to generate alpha, according to Patrick Vizzone, managing director of global private equity at…

2022 IIC conference coverage: Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing

Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing have taken root in the minds of many institutional investors, according to Matt Lawton, fixed income portfolio…

2022 IIC coverage: Building the UPP’s ambitious climate action plan

“As the preceding presentations showed quite clearly, the climate is changing and the impact won’t have a linear correlation with temperature rises,” said Aaron Bennett,…

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World’s top public sector pension investors hit by record losses: report

The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022,…

CPPIB appointing Kristen Walters as senior managing director, chief risk officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Kristen Walters as senior managing director and chief risk officer. In the role, Walters will be responsible…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2023 January 5, 2023
  • 12:00
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AIMCo receives perfect grade for ESG performance in real estate

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has received a top grade in a survey of the environmental, social and governance integration and performance of signatories of…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2022 December 22, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: The investment case for carbon credits

As concerns about climate change and the need for sustainable development grows, carbon credits are becoming increasingly attractive to institutional investors. Carbon credits are a…

A look at the latest legal issues around ESG investing

As the University Pension Plan increases its focus on climate change, its responsible investment policy considers environmental, social and governance factors as essential to sound…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 08:57

How Möbius Benefit Administrators is asserting pension independence the prairie way

In 2014, Colyn Lowenberger, then the director of pension and disability administration at the City of Regina, heard a knock at his office door —…

UPP reaches major investing, administration milestones in 2022: CEO

In 2022, the University Pension Plan implemented a growth plan, investment strategy, climate action plan and administration system. In a note to the jointly sponsored defined…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 12:00
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Super-priority bill a major concern for DB plan sponsors: report

A bill intended to provide defined benefit pension plan members with super-priority should be a major concern for Canadian DB plan sponsors, according to LifeWorks…

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
  • 12:45

Majority of institutional investors expecting recession, stagflation challenges in 2023: survey

While the vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors believe the economy is in a recession or will enter a recession next year, two-thirds (65…

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ names Anna Murray global head of sustainable investing

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is appointing Anna Murray as its senior managing director and global head of sustainable investing. In the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2022 December 7, 2022
  • 15:00

AIMCo-financed carbon emissions down 9% in 2021

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 12:00

Survey finds fewer U.S. institutional investors incorporating ESG into investment decisions

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions, down from a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 09:00

BCI enhancing climate change strategy

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is enhancing its climate change strategy to successfully navigate the global transition towards net-zero emissions. The investment organization’s priorities…

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2022 November 25, 2022
  • 09:00