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With eight billion people consuming the planet’s resources, assets such as clean energy and sustainable agriculture are becoming increasingly important to institutional investors, said John Cook, a senior vice-president portfolio manager and co-lead of the Greenchip team at Mackenzie Investments, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 DC Plan Summit. Each year, it takes roughly 13.5 billion […]


The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Raleigh, NC. The Oxford Properties Group is purchasing the 30,000 square-metre facility that’s located beside a five-building office and life sciences campus it owns. According to a press release, the pension fund could expand the facility to […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 30, 2023 March 29, 2023
  • 12:30

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 Franklin Templeton, speaking during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Impact investing is sometimes regarded as being a drag on financial returns, but we believe […]

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 investment organization will take ownership of 35 properties covering 7,215 hectares, as well as associated water entitlements, crops and equipment. The properties are located in South Australia and New South […]

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

Institutional investors must recognize the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and national efforts to mitigate it, says Jaakko Kooroshy, head of sustainable investment research at FTSE Russell. “Climate-related physical and transition risk threats to the global economy are real,” says Kooroshy, who leads a team that recently published a paper on the carbon reduction […]


Canada’s defined benefit pension plans aren’t taking full advantage of regenerative agriculture practices, says Shidan Gouran, founder and chairman of Bluesphere Carbon, a New York-based carbon credit marketplace. “Agriculture is a good way of sequestering carbon, though it can be a very bad way, too. . . . Any pension fund that owns a lot […]


The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $60 million in an infrastructure trust sponsored by the National Highways Authority of India. In 2021, the investment organization previously allocated $257 million to the National Highways Infra Trust during the platform’s initial public offering. Following the transaction, the CPPIB’s stake reached 25 per cent. The investment […]

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  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
  • 12:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is engaging WSP Global Inc. to develop a consistent methodology for analyzing the environmental impact of its natural resources assets. The consultancy firm will conduct a detailed climate analysis of the portfolio, which includes more than three million hectares of land across more than 400 properties based in six countries. […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 10:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a strategic alliance with a produce vendor. According to the agreement, PSP Investments will manage the acquisition of Spanish citrus orchards while Citri & Co. will operate and manage the farmland, packing, distribution and sale of crops. According to a press release, the alliance was brokered by […]

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 12:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson Grains. The company produces more than 200,000 tonnes of cereals and vegetable oils per year. It operates out of about 100,000 hectares of farmland spread across New South Wales and Western […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00