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Japan’s equity market is a growth jurisdiction once again, said Olga Bitel, partner and global strategist at William Blair, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference held in April. While this is very much early days for Japan, there are three opportunities on the horizon: an expansion, substantial and real progress in rolling […]

While many institutional investors participate in class action lawsuits against investee companies to recover assets lost due to malfeasance, others do so to be activists, according to W. Mark McNair, a securities litigation lawyer at Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP. Plan sponsors that have suffered a significant loss may file a claim to signal to […]

The market share of responsible investment assets under management rose slightly in 2022, from 47 per cent to 49 per cent, even as AUM in general decreased, according to the Responsible Investment Association’s annual trends report. The report tracks the national trends and outlook for responsible investing by surveying asset managers, including the Alberta Investment […]

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  • October 26, 2023 October 25, 2023
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As world markets contend with supply chain issues stemming from climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, environmental, social and governance considerations are slowly taking a more prominent role in pension funds’ risk assessments. In particular, Canadian pension funds are taking a progressive approach to ESG investing. Many have become signatories of […]

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A private member’s bill prohibiting the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from making certain investments survived its first reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-315, submitted by New Democratic Party member Alistair MacGregor, would amend the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act by prohibiting investments in any entity if there are reasons to believe […]

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  • February 27, 2023 February 27, 2023
  • 15:00
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in female representation won’t receive its support during shareholder votes, according to a new report. “How we select investments and hold management accountable to manage these factors can enhance or erode […]

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  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00

Yellow Pages Ltd. has secured the support of enough shareholders to approve a plan to bolster its defined benefit pension plan’s coffers. During a virtual meeting scheduled for Sept. 23, 2022, shareholders are expected to vote on a proposal to advance $24 million to the company’s DB plan. “Our board has approved the use of […]

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  • September 1, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 12:00

Only one per cent of institutional investors described their organizations as non-adopters of environmental, social and governance investing criteria, according to a survey from Capital Group. The survey, which polled 1,100 institutional investors working around the world, found two-thirds of institutional investors that hadn’t adopted ESG strategies a year ago have now done so. Another 10 per […]

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 12:30

The value of low-carbon investments held by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has more than doubled since 2017, according to its annual sustainable investing report. In the report, the investment organization noted its low-carbon investments were worth $39 billion at the end of 2021, up from $18 billion in 2017 and $36 […]

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
  • 09:05

A European long-term care home operator backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is facing allegations of elder abuse and the misappropriation of public money, according to a new report. The report, published by the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and two French trade unions, the Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail and the […]

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  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
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