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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

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is jointly sponsoring the launch of a company managing timberland assets located in the southeastern U.S. Together with the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, the BCI will launch Caddo Sustainable Timberlands, which will manage 312,500 hectares of forests located in Texas and Louisiana. With the timberlands certified by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
  • 11:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is co-financing $100 million in credit for a remote area monitoring company. The Caisse is joining fellow investors, including the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada, to provide credit for quasi-equity, subordinated debt and revolving credit for Vosker. The majority of the funding will […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is entering a co-investment collaboration targeting ventures in the sustainable energy sector. The three-year agreement between the Caisse and the BP-owned investment firm BP Ventures has already resulted in an investment in Bridge to Renewables Inc., which is developing software infrastructure to enable electric vehicles to interact with […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British think tank the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. “What really distinguishes the Canadian model is this large exposure to private equity, which stands out from across the sample, . […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00

Representatives from eight of Canada’s largest pension funds — known as the Maple Eight — participated in the first meeting of the Sustainable Finance Action Council last week. On June 11, representatives of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2021 June 17, 2021
  • 09:00
OTPP invests in data centre company, financial advisory firm, Caisse encourages diversity with new fund

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a new US$360 million equity investment in a Singapore-based data centre developer, operator and investor. Founded in 2017, Princeton Digital Group has a current portfolio of 18 centres across China, India, Indonesia and Singapore. Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC is also participating in the investment. “We’re […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:32
Caisse makes first infrastructure equity investment in Spain, CPPIB to sell stake in London real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is buying a portfolio of 73 photovoltaic plants from Q-Energy Ltd., the first step in creating a new platform in Spain that seeks to aggregate further renewable assets. The transaction will be finalized in the coming months, after which Q-Energy will continue to provide comprehensive management of […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:52
Caisse investing in cyber security company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is co-leading a $55 million series D financing round for Onapsis, an application cyber security and compliance company. The investment raised through the fundraising round, which is being co-led by NightDragon Security with strong participation from existing investors, will be used to significantly scale the company through […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:09
Caisse part of group investing $150M in Quebec-based agri-food company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is part of a group investing $150 million in Quebec-based agri-food company Sollio Cooperative Group. The other investors include Rabobank Capital, a co-operative bank in the Netherlands, as well as two Quebec-based investment funds, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Fondaction. “Sollio Cooperative Group plays a leading […]

  • October 6, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:15