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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of 12 pension funds being targeted by calls to divest holdings in a KKR fund. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has published a website calling for pension plans to divest from the KKR’s Asian Fund III. The controversy around the fund relates to its […]

Idaho lawmakers are calling for a ban on investments in environmental, social and governance compliant companies by its state pension funds. Proposed by Republican State Senator Steve Vick, the bill would bar the state’s public sector pension plans from investing in companies that have made any ESG commitments. In its second reading, the bill received […]

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  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 11:00

In response to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. and the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. are divesting from Russian assets. “As Alberta’s investment manager, this decision is both values- and value-driven,” said a press release. “It reflects a change in the price of geopolitical risk and sustained impairment […]

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  • March 1, 2022 March 3, 2022
  • 15:30

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing to making its portfolio net zero by 2050, but says it won’t be making any blanket divestments. The organization said Thursday it plans to achieve the goal while continuing to invest in the whole economy and will push for an economic transition to a lower carbon economy as an […]

Nearly two years after the declaration of the global coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent impact on the worldwide economy, institutional investors are looking to the future with cautious optimism. Amid a recovering economy and rising inflation, pension plan sponsors are taking a long-term investment view and staying the course in the year ahead, while incorporating […]

A growing number of institutional investors are pledging to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in their portfolios by 2050, according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. Nearly a third of asset managers (31 per cent) and institutional asset owners (32 per cent) said they’ve made a formal commitment to a net-zero goal, while another 21 per […]

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  • January 12, 2022 January 10, 2022
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A Canadian charitable initiative is criticizing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s new environmental investing strategy. “It’s encouraging to see that the CPPIB wants to invest in critical decarbonization pathways for hard-to-abate sectors,” wrote Patrick DeRochie (pictured), senior manager at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, in an email to the Canadian Investment Review. “But the CPP […]

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is calling on the Alberta Investment Management Corp. to “quantify the climate risks of its investments and adopt a path to net zero.” The AUPE’s call for action was one of three environmental resolutions for which the union’s membership voted in favour during its annual convention held earlier this […]

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is the latest pension plan to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its total portfolio by 2050. In a press release, the OMERS said its path to net zero will be informed by the annual calculation and public disclosure of its total portfolio carbon footprint. The release also […]

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  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:00

Oregon’s state employee retirement fund is coming under increased scrutiny as the U.S. state is facing increased calls for divestment from companies that have environmental, social and governance issues. Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting […]