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Tech sector employment, pay gaps persist for women, BIPOC community: report

Women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s technology sector saw employment and pay inequities persist — and in some cases, worsen — between 2001…

World’s 100 largest asset managers’ AUM up 9% in 2021: report

The world’s 100 largest asset managers grossed US$25.7 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2021, up nine per cent from the previous…

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  • December 5, 2022 December 5, 2022
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Thomson Reuters supporting employee well-being with new vacation policy

Thomson Reuters Corp. is supporting employee well-being with a new policy that allows workers to choose how many vacation days they take each year. Beginning…

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Report finds employee well-being, productivity improved during four-day workweek program

A global four-day workweek pilot program has resulted in positive impacts to employee well-being and productivity, according to a new report by Boston College, Cambridge…

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  • December 5, 2022 December 2, 2022
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87% of SMEs say employee mental-health support is important to business success: survey

The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to…

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  • December 2, 2022 December 2, 2022
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OECD report urging policy-makers to consider role of employers in supporting pension growth

Since employers play a key role in supporting pension growth, policy-makers should consider their involvement when implementing pension reforms, according to a new report by…

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  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
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Snap requiring employees to work onsite four days per week

Snap Inc. is the latest technology company requiring employees to return to the office. According to a report by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Evan Spiegel…

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  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the potential impacts of a pension super-priority bill was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

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  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
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$13.5BN HSBC Canada Bank acquisition a win for pension plans, says RBC CEO

A deal for the Royal Bank of Canada to absorb HSBC Bank Canada for $13.5 billion is good news for pension plans, said Dave McKay,…

PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 12:00

77% of Canadian workers facing moderate to high mental-health risk: survey

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian employees face a moderate (45 per cent) to high (32 per cent) mental-health risk, according to LifeWorks…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 1, 2022
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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…

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  • December 1, 2022 November 30, 2022
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ACPM calling on feds, CAP sponsors to increase focus on decumulation

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the federal government and capital accumulation plan sponsors to support members’ financial wellness by focusing on…

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  • November 30, 2022 November 30, 2022
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Cost of medical plan claims expected to increase by 7% in 2023: report

In Canada, the year-over-year cost increase for claims under a medical plan on a per-person basis is projected to reach seven per cent in 2023,…

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  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Only 39% of U.S. employees can fully unplug from work during holidays: survey

Fewer than two-fifths (39 per cent) of U.S. employees said they can fully unplug from work during the holiday season, according to a new survey…

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  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.K. energy network, CPPIB acquiring stake in Brazilian internet provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a stake in a U.K. renewable electricity network. According to the terms of an agreement with Scottish and…

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  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
  • 12:00

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…

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  • November 28, 2022 November 25, 2022
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Majority of institutional investors say alternative asset managers are meeting, exceeding expectations in 2022: survey

Three-quarters (75 per cent) of institutional investors say their alternative asset managers are either meeting or exceeding performance expectations in 2022 despite operating in a…

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  • November 24, 2022 November 24, 2022
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Expert panel: China’s ESG mask slips

Reports that a leading asset manager is delaying the launch of a Chinese bond fund indefinitely are a clear sign that the facade around Chinese…