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Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from Amundi Asset Management. The study reviewed the annualized financial returns of long-short portfolios designed with a broad ESG theme and a more specialized approach in North America, Europe, China, India, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • 15:00

U.K. employers are encouraging staff to try a vegan diet for the month of January. More than 75 organizations have signed on to the “Veganuary” workplace challenge, which encourages employees to try a diet free of animals or animal-derived products for the first 31 days of 2022. A wide array of organizations, from high-end department […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2022 January 4, 2022
  • 09:00

As Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders continue their bid to force the oil giant to deal more aggressively with climate change, several large U.S. institutional investors are backing a slate of alternative directors. The company announced Wednesday that three candidates nominated by a dissident group of shareholders, called Engine No. 1, had been elected to its board […]

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is partnering with alternative investment manager Energize Ventures to promote digital innovation in the energy and sustainable industry sectors. The co-investment partnership will see the Caisse commit up to $125 million over the next three years to ventures targeted at digital technologies that will advance the sustainable […]

Operationalizing the “S” in ESG

In the world of investing that incorporates environmental, social and governance factors, environment and governance have been very prominent parts of the conversation to date. And now, the pandemic is shining a new light on the importance of considering social factors in investment decision-making. At the Canadian Investment Review’s 2020 Global Investment Conference, Catherine Jackson, […]


The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. has released its environmental, social and governance strategy, which outlines its beliefs, principles, governance and how its investment strategies consider ESG factors. The strategy includes four components: integrate, influence, invest and insight. In particular, the BCI is focused on integrating ESG analysis and risk management into investment processes, influencing […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 14:14