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New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

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CPPIB proxy voting policy targeting sustainability, board term lengths and diversity: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00

How institutional investors can advance Indigenous economic reconciliation

Canada’s institutional investors have reached an inflection point on Indigenous economic reconciliation, says Joseph Bastien, project manager of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “There’s…

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Investor Leadership Network publishes report detailing transition strategies

Six of the leading Canadian pension asset managers are sharing details of their energy transition strategies in a new report by the Investor Leadership Network.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30
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PIAC providing feedback on potential updates to Alberta’s private sector pension legislation

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00

OMERS Private Equity appointing Helen Rattee as managing director, ESG, portfolio thematics

In response to the growing role of environmental, social and governance factors in the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s investing strategy, its private equity arm, OMERS…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 12:30

Canada drops to No. 15 in retiree well-being global rankings: report

Canada ranks No. 15 among developed nations for retiree well-being, down from No. 10 in 2021, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual global retirement index.…

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  • September 13, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 09:00

Top global pension funds combined AUM up 8.9 per cent in 2021: report

The world’s largest pension funds saw assets increase by 8.9 per cent in 2021, according to a report by WTW’s the Thinking Ahead Institute. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 12:00
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Ontario Teachers’ allocating $5BN to high-carbon emitters: report

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is allocating $5 billion to businesses with high-carbon emissions, according to its annual responsible investing and climate strategy report. “Recognizing…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:15

Institutional investors, corporations divided on SEC climate disclosure proposal

An analysis of submissions made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals a sharp divide between the opinions of institutional investors and corporate executives…

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30
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Proprietary technology cut mall HVAC electricity usage by 35%, finds Caisse

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is announcing the results of a pilot project incorporating a…

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  • August 25, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 13:30
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Florida introducing resolution barring ESG integration by state pension fund managers

A resolution passed by the trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration with the approval of Governor Ron DeSantis is barring state pension fund…

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  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 13:00
Ontario DB pension solvency up again in third quarter: FSRA

19% of U.S. employees taking conservative approach to retirement savings: report

A fifth (19 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve adjusted their retirement strategy and are taking a more conservative savings approach amid economic uncertainty,…

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  • August 19, 2022 August 21, 2022
  • 15:00
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Ontario Teachers reporting 1.2% return in first half of 2022

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of 1.2 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2022. The…

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  • August 16, 2022 August 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Head to Head: When it comes to fossil fuels, is divestment or engagement the right route for institutional investors?

While one expert says the two approaches work most effectively together, the other highlights the importance of complete divestment. Adam Scott, director at Shift Action…

Which emerging and frontier markets are institutional investors considering in 2022?

While institutional investors are no strangers to established markets such as Europe and the U.S., the world’s emerging and frontier markets can provide diversification and…

2022 DC Plan Summit: The impact of career gaps, caregiving on women’s retirement readiness

When it comes to educating women about retirement and their finances, the needle hasn’t moved enough in the past few decades because the language being…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Aligning organizational sustainability strategies with DC pension plans

While many organizations have launched a sustainability strategy, Sun Life Financial Inc.’s strategy is anchored in three fundamental principles: financial security, sustainable investing and living…

A look at the Calgary Foundation’s creative approach to impact investing

In 2016, the Calgary Foundation launched an impact investment program — one that required as much creativity as financial acumen to design. Perhaps that’s why…

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Electrical grids require massive investments to reach net-zero targets: Ontario Teachers’

The world’s electrical grids require massive investments if countries are to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 goals, according to a new report from the…

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  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
  • 12:15

PIAC providing feedback on ISSB’s sustainability, climate change exposure drafts

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the International Sustainability Standard Board’s exposure drafts on disclosure of financial information pertaining to sustainability…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2022 August 3, 2022
  • 09:00

Banks failing to provide vital climate insights: institutional investor group

Banks must provide institutional investors with more information on climate strategies, according to the head of an organization of European pension funds and asset managers…

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  • August 2, 2022 July 31, 2022
  • 12:00

UPP climate action plan establishes 2040 net-zero portfolio target

The University Pension Plan is rolling out a new climate strategy that aims to make its portfolio carbon neutral by 2040. “I’m proud that we’ve…

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Canadian pension plan sponsors increasingly concerned by broad-scale climate resilience of portfolios: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plan sponsors are more concerned about broad-scale climate resilience in portfolios than they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a…

  • July 21, 2022 July 21, 2022
  • 12:00

TTC pension plan appointing Danny Ip director of investment risk and analytics

The TTC Pension Plan is appointing Danny Ip as its first director of investment risk and analytics. In the newly created role, Ip is responsible…

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 12:45