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BCI developing climate-change, decision-making tools for institutional investors

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is partnering with the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions to co-develop decision-making tools and frameworks for…

Institutional investors looking to Asia as economies start to bounce back from pandemic

Rising incomes and technological change in the emerging economies present considerable investment opportunities for investors with longer-term horizons. Investments in emerging markets weren’t spared the…

ESG factors at the heart of the BCI’s investing strategy

Jennifer Coulson has been engaged in responsible investing and environmental, social and governance factors for two decades and remembers a time when it was difficult…

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Institutional investors eyeing increasing interest rates, looming inflation: webinar

As interest rates return to pre-pandemic levels, fixed income is returning to its role as an equities hedge, according to a webinar on Wednesday hosted…

How does federal carbon pricing’s ruling as constitutional impact institutional investors?

A recent ruling on federal carbon pricing sparked a lot of loud talk on both sides of the aisle, but the impact on institutional investors…

Why decumulation is a challenge for CAPs          

While decumulation is a critical aspect of retirement, in my opinion, it doesn’t attract enough attention. Decumulation is the process of drawing down a capital…

There’s more pandemic-era punches to come for institutional investors

Mike Tyson’s one liner “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” comes to mind when I think of the predicament central…

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One year later: The AIMCo, CAAT and OPTrust on lessons learned during the pandemic

Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a…

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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…

How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

Confidence in Bitcoin up among institutional investors: survey

The vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors who already engage with Bitcoin plan to increase their investment in the cryptocurrency over the next…

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  • March 15, 2021 March 16, 2021
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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…

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  • March 9, 2021 March 9, 2021
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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
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BCI setting climate-related investment targets for 2025

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is committing to five-year climate-related targets for its public markets program. The pension fund is targeting a cumulative $5-billion…

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  • February 24, 2021 February 25, 2021
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Canada’s institutional investors focusing on social factors in 2021

While all environmental, social and governance factors are increasingly important to Canada’s institutional investors, it’s the social aspect that’s been a key driver of investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 22, 2021 February 22, 2021
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BCI adopting more stringent ESG expectations

BCI adopting more stringent ESG expectations

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is raising its environmental, social and governance-related expectations for the publicly-traded companies it invests in. Under its new proxy-voting…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
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Pension plans focusing on streamlining ESG strategies in 2021

Pension plans focusing on streamlining ESG strategies in 2021

Pension plans in Canada now factor environmental, social and governance monitoring in their investment process, and in the absence of national guidance, plan managers are using…

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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New York City pension funds divesting $4B from fossil fuels

New York City pension funds divesting $4BN from fossil fuels

Two pension funds for New York City workers are pulling an estimated US$4 billion in investments from fossil-fuel companies in order to promote clean-energy use.…

Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is committing to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The commitment includes the establishment of concrete targets for portfolio…

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2021 April 14, 2021
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ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Environmental, social and governance factors are continuing to influence company strategy, financing and operating environments in 2021, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings…

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2021 April 14, 2021
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Biden presidency accelerating shift toward sustainable investing

Biden presidency accelerating shift toward sustainable investing

TC Energy Corp. is suspending work on the Keystone XL pipeline as a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels gains momentum. Just hours after his…

Climate change a growing focus for institutional investors in 2021

For institutional investors keen to maintain environmental, social and governance commitments made in recent years, there’s a steep climb ahead. The Paris Agreement — and its call…

Canada Life absorbing TD Bank Future Builders’ RSP program plan members

Canada Life absorbing TD Bank Future Builders’ RSP program plan members

The Canada Life Assurance Co. is absorbing the Toronto-Dominion Bank’s TD Future Builders retirement savings plan program members as of March 19. “We believe Canada Life…

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  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
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