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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 released by the investment organization, its portfolio financed the release of about 424,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide, down from about 466,300 tonnes the previous year. For each million dollars invested […]

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

Nine Canadian public sector pension plans are passively invested in companies with evidenced involvement in the persecution of Uyghurs in China, according to a new report by U.K. think tank Hong Kong Watch. The report includes three federal and six provincial pension investment organizations — among more than 30 global institutional investors — as passive investors […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 22, 2022 November 23, 2022
  • 12:00
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening a new Calgary satellite office as part of a strategy to better capture investment opportunities within its home province. “Our decision to establish a formal presence in Calgary provides AIMCo a truly pan-Alberta footprint from which to further drive efficiencies in Alberta-based investment opportunities, enabling us to continue […]

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  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:00
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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. The report, which highlights the complexity of climate transition investing, received contributions from the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Pension Plan […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “I truly thought this was going to be an in and out experience . . . but as time progressed, I continued to excel and be empowered by many of […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:57

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 when it comes to a proposal to standardize corporate climate disclosures. “Comments from different parties did not always fall along corporates versus investors, though some did,” wrote Subodh Mishra, global […]

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s investments declined four per cent during the second quarter of 2022, according to its quarterly report. During the quarter, the AIMCo’s net investment income dipped $9.8 billion, to $136.6 billion. In the year ending on June 30, 2022, its assets declined 6.8 per cent. Read: AIMCo returns 14.7% in record-breaking year In […]

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:00
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An article on a ruling against the Blue Cross Life Insurance Co. of Canada and how it could affect long-term disability premiums was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ruling against Blue Cross Life Insurance could affect LTD premiums: lawyer 2. Brown and […]

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  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering exclusive negotiations to acquire France-based Akiem, a provider of freight locomotive leasing services in Europe. The offer is subject to customary consultation with employee representative bodies within Akiem and its current owner, the SNCF Group, according to a press release, which noted the transaction is subject […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 12:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are reinvesting in a telecommunications infrastructure provider to support its acquisition of a U.S. digital network provider. BAI Communications Inc., a Toronto-based internet and telephone network service provider, is acquiring ZenFi Networks Inc, a New York-based digital infrastructure provider specializing in roaming services […]

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