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It would be possible to get around a city if there were no agreed-upon street names, but it would take longer, people would get lost and international travellers might just give the place a pass. The same could be said of investors trying to navigate where to put the many trillions of dollars that are […]

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Roughly seven in 10 (73 per cent) Ontario Pension Board plan members believe environmental, social and governance factors should play a critical role in the plan’s investment considerations, according to a new survey included in the investment organization’s inaugural ESG report. The survey, which polled roughly 10,000 plan members, found nearly two-fifths (39 per cent) of […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
  • 09:00

As an institutional investor, Asif Haque knows the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan has a responsibility to meet the rising challenge of climate change through responsible capital deployment. “[We] have a gigantic role to play in using our ownership and influence to engage with companies on their transition to a low-carbon future,” […]


With the introduction of new sustainability and climate disclosure guidelines — IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 — from the International Sustainability Standard Board in January, institutional investors now have the opportunity to gain alignment in measuring environmental, social and governance risks associated with their investment portfolios. Read: Research finds pensions struggle to determine metrics for ESG […]

A traditional method used to calculate expected returns and risk by institutional investors is limited by the scarce amount of available carbon emissions data, according to a report from BNP Paribas. The report, which used the MSCI world index and the MSCI world Paris-aligned benchmark index as investment universe benchmarks, found that when assessing the […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2024 January 10, 2024
  • 11:00

Two big players in the investment research space are joining forces. Morningstar Inc., a U.S.-based independent research firm is fully acquiring Sustainalytics, a Dutch-domiciled firm specializing in environmental, social, and governance ratings and research. Morningstar already took on a 40 per cent ownership stake in Sustainalytics in 2017 and will be buying the remaining 60 […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:39

Looking at South Korea today, it’s hard to believe the country was one of the world’s poorest just a few decades ago. But since the 1960s, its economy has been growing quickly. “In fact, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, it had one of the highest growth rates in the world, and at times in […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 09:38

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is teaming up with New York-based, non-profit Clean, Renewable and Environmental Opportunities Family Office Syndicate to foster more capital towards climate-related investments. CREO is a group of global family offices interested in investing towards the transition to an environmentally friendly economy, with particular focus on clean energy, […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 08:59
Climate Change Knowledge M.I.A in Canada’s Boardrooms

Institutional investors want ‘climate competency’ in Canada’s boardrooms: report

U of T Says No to Divestment

University hangs on to fossil fuel holdings