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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 guidelines, updated every two years, the BCI made several significant changes in relation to diversity and inclusion, climate change and executive compensation. Specifically, the BCI now expects that women will […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 10:06
CPPIB investing in Seattle real estate, BCI in legacy acquirer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. are purchasing an office tower in Seattle for US$625 million. The property is 98 per cent leased with Amazon.com Inc. occupying a majority of the building. It’s the latest investment in Seattle real estate by the partnership, which also jointly owns the nearby Hill7 office tower. “We’re pleased […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00
Pension fund managers calling for stronger ESG disclosure

A group of Canadian pension plan investment managers is calling on companies to standardize their environmental, social and governance disclosure to help them in their investment decision-making and better assess and manage their risks. Together, the eight fund managers oversee a total of about $1.6 trillion in assets and are committing to strengthening ESG disclosure within […]

Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Sustainable Investing Award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to incorporating sustainability into the investment process. This will consider sound practices related to environmental, social and governance matters across asset classes and can include considerations related to people management within […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:23
Is B.C.’s pension governance structure a ticking time bomb?

For years, a major public sector pension governance time bomb has been hidden in plain sight. But it may be too late to alert the bomb squad; the coronavirus pandemic and climate change may have already activated a countdown that can’t be stopped. Investment management is a key component of sustainability and central to any pension governance […]

BCI and partners’ real estate fund completes $805 million closing, PSP invests in insurance-linked strategy

A real estate fund created by the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., QuadReal Property Group and RBC Global Asset Management Inc. is receiving $805 million in equity commitments from Canadian institutional and individual investors. The second round, which closed on Oct. 30, 2020, exceeded subscription targets and comes on the heels of the initial closing […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:10
BCI and partners’ real estate fund in $805M closing, PSP in insurance-linked strategy

A real estate fund created by the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., QuadReal Property Group and RBC Global Asset Management Inc. is receiving $805 million in equity commitments from Canadian institutional and individual investors. The second round, which closed on Oct. 30, 2020, exceeded subscription targets and comes on the heels of the initial closing of $1.25 […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2020 November 4, 2020
  • 15:00

The Canadian Investment Review launched the first annual Pension Leadership Awards in 2020 to recognize and award leading plan sponsors across several categories who are on the leading edge of pension investments. Over the past few months, a panel of expert judges has reviewed the nominations. We are pleased to announce the finalists for this […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 08:13
Canadian pension plans sign new investor statement on diversity and inclusion

Canadian institutional investors representing more than $2.3 trillion in assets under management have signed a new statement on diversity and inclusion. The list of signatories on the joint statement, which was coordinated by the Responsible Investment Association, includes the Alberta Investment Management Corp., Bâtirente, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et […]

  • October 1, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:32
BCI investing in Indian telecommunications, CPPIB in Brazilian real estate

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Indian telecommunications tower company alongside Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and its institutional partners. The transaction totals an equity commitment of about US$3.4 billion, with the investors buying a 100 per cent stake in the company from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. “For BCI […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:00