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The Competition Bureau is speeding up the development of guidance on the interpretation of new provisions in the Competition Act aimed at greenwashing. The federal watchdog said it has received a large number of requests and that it will develop guidance “on an accelerated basis.” Read: Head to Head: Is it time to change the terminology […]

Active ownership, accompanied by a concrete set of stewardship goals, is critical for long-term value creation, said Delaney Greig, director of investor stewardship at the University Pension Plan, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. The UPP, which was established in 2021 as a jointly sponsored defined benefit pension […]

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions, down from a high of 49 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by investment consulting firm Callan. The survey, which polled more than 100 institutional investors, found 50 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 09:00

The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board’s investments “do not reflect the action needed to address the scale of the climate crisis,” according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report, which reviewed the two organizations’ oil and gas investments between 2016 and […]

Asset managers reluctant to ink commitment to ESG into official product documents

While many investors say they apply environmental, social, and governance considerations in their investment processes, few actually include them in formalized product documents. According to a report from Cerulli, most signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investment demonstrate ESG capabilities in public materials, like their websites. However, just 4.5 per cent of assets controlled by […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 10:07