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Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25 years as CEO. Simard will remain with Bâtirente as a special management advisor until June 30, 2022. Read: Bâtirente unveils new plan to optimize investments across all funds Since 2016, […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00
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

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is expanding its strategic relationship with Wellington Management Co. to better integrate climate science research into its investments. Wellington and the Ontario Teachers’ are collaborating with the Woods Hole Research Center, a climate-change think tank, with the goal of applying research findings when executing the Ontario Teachers’ investment strategies and […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 11:26

While many institutional investors understand that climate change poses risks to their portfolios, it can be difficult to nail down how to combat it. For a Canadian portfolio manager, looking over a selection of stocks from mining to utilities to forestry, it can be a daunting task to discern which material risks exist, said Blair […]


A few decades ago, people were concerned about the depleting ozone layer. Then, in the late 1980s, the Montreal Protocol was ratified to phase out ozone depleting substances. Fast forward to today. The ozone hole is shrinking and is expected to completely close by 2060. “That says to me that if you get policy makers, […]

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness

New research shows that it's putting pension assets at risk.

Litterman: Putting a Price on Climate Risk

The earth's ability to absorb carbon emissions is a scarce resource... the question is what's the appropriate price?