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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in signing the Diversity in Action Initiative from the Institutional Limited Partners Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the interests of limited partner sponsors. Since its launch earlier this year, 11 other Canadian […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 12:45
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Board and executive-level efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance issues into pension plans’ investment strategies are frequently thwarted by unclear guidance from plan sponsors and uncertainty about fiduciary duties, according to a new working paper by the University of Pennsylvania. The paper concluded that efforts to implement ESG criteria in investment decision-making are frequently hamstrung […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Broad support for regulating environmental, social and governance-themed investments in Canada has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission playing catch-up with its northern neighbour, says Katie Pries (pictured), president and chief executive officer of Northern Trust Canada. “While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is working through its regulatory plans for ESG investing, Canada […]

The number of institutional investors using thematic sustainable investment strategies grew by about 20 per cent between 2016 and 2020, according to a new study by the U.K.-based data and analytics firm Coalition Greenwood. Sustainable thematic investment strategies are ones that target areas of investment where social or environmental needs create business opportunities. According to […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
  • 09:00

The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute’s draft voluntary environmental, social and governance disclosure standards are vulnerable to greenwashing, warns the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. In an open letter to the CFA regarding its drafted voluntary regulations, the IFIC is criticizing the proposed standards’ failure to define what does and doesn’t qualify as an ESG investment. […]

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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
A “Climate Aware” Default Fund for UK’s NEST

Will we see more products like this in the Canadian pension space?

  • February 27, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 11:00