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OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 80 per cent stake in a Japanese solar power generation plant alongside its portfolio company Shizen Energy Inc. The solar power plant generates 31 megawatts, or enough energy to power 7,850 homes, according to a press release. The Caisse first invested $186 million in the energy […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2024 February 14, 2024
  • 15:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is setting up a new $1 billion fund to invest in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, according to a report by the Globe and Mail. The new fund will specifically target industrial decarbonization, carbon capture, sustainable fuels, renewable energy production, electrification and energy storage and efficiency. However, the launch of the fund […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 11:00

More than half of global institutional investors are worried about the ongoing effects geopolitical risk (55 per cent) and rising inflation (53 per cent) will have on their portfolios, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which polled 770 global institutional investors representing US$34.7 trillion in assets, found that, in order to combat geopolitical risk, respondents […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2023 October 4, 2023
  • 11:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and hydrogen project developer Power2X are forming a long-term investment partnership aimed at advancing Power2X’s role in the global clean energy transition. The partnership plans to invest an initial €130 million to accelerate the growth of Netherlands-based Power2X as a development platform and fund green molecule projects. The investment […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2023 July 13, 2023
  • 11:00
Mina Krishnan

“Let me start by pointing out the obvious: the last few years have been exhausting,” said Mina Krishnan, multi-asset portfolio manager at Schroders, during a session on regime shifts at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Global Investment Conference. “We’ve had the [coronavirus] pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis and Brexit.” As a result […]

When key stakeholders are examining sustainability solutions, they aren’t spending enough time on whether these solutions are actually capital efficient from energy return on investment and productivity perspectives, said Patrick Kent, portfolio manager and head of the small-cap equities team at Newton Investment Management Group, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. The […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is on track to have a net-zero portfolio by 2050, according to the organization’s latest sustainable investing report. In 2022, the carbon intensity of the Caisse’s portfolio was 53 per cent lower than its 2017 baseline level, a four per cent improvement over the previous year. As […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2023 April 18, 2023
  • 12:30

Climate change presents an ongoing challenge to institutional investors’ allocations to domestic corporate bond, according to Soami Kohly, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management, speaking during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation conference. “The way that we think about [environmental, social and governance issues] is that it’s just another […]

Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of global resource equities and global thematics at Schroders, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “We’ve been through a massive divestment period that’s been exaggerated […]

Since interpretations of environmental, social and governance investing can vary, institutional investors can leverage artificial intelligence tools to strip away the noise and reveal data sets required to eliminate greenwashing and generate sustainable alpha, said Andy Moniz, senior vice-president and director of responsible investing at Acadian Asset Management, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Investment […]