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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 […]

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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 […]

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A joint venture involving the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a hotel in Rome. The acquisition of the W Rome is part of a joint venture between the CPPIB and Hamilton Pyramid Europe, a subsidiary of the Pyramid Global Hospitality Group. The luxury hotel, which will continue to operate under the W […]

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  • November 10, 2022 November 10, 2022
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QuadReal Property Group, the real estate investment arm of the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., is unveiling an updated strategic pathway to decarbonize its portfolio by 2050. “Sustainability has always been a key component of QuadReal’s investment and management strategies and is becoming more and more of a precondition for the long-term financial feasibility of […]

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  • October 20, 2022 October 17, 2022
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing US$450 million in a digital infrastructure provider. DataBank Ltd. operates a portfolio of 74 data centres in France, the U.K. and the U.S. Its facilities are used by commercial clients across a range of sectors. According to a press release, the investment is part of a strategy to […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
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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
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A Barbadian company is acquiring the life insurance business of a company in which the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has a majority stake. According to the terms of the deal, Sagicor Financial Co. Ltd. will acquire Ivari, a subsidiary of Wilton Re Ltd., for US$325 million. The CPPIB has held a majority stake in […]

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  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is announcing the results of a pilot project incorporating a new energy-saving technology at two malls within its portfolio. Developed by Turntide Technologies, a company in which the Caisse invests, the proprietary technology reduces the energy use of older electrical […]

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  • August 25, 2022 August 31, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a joint venture focused on the hospitality sector. The new scheme, which also includes Hamilton Pyramid Europe, a subsidiary of the Pyramid Global Hospitality Group, aims to acquire operating hotels in European gateway cities and resort destinations. The investment organization has committed €475 million (about $624 million) […]

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  • August 18, 2022 August 18, 2022
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The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located in Hamburg, near Europe’s busiest freshwater freight port — serves as a distribution centre for the H&M Group, which will continue to lease the entire facility under its new ownership, […]

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:30