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It takes time to measure the success of environmental, social and governance integration at a portfolio level, said Sam Tripuraneni, head of sustainable outcomes at Aviva Investors, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference in November. As successful ESG integration is purely about process, it’s important that ESG-integrated funds aren’t sold on the basis of […]

Environmental, social and governance considerations have gained traction in recent years with nearly 75 per cent of global asset managers saying they have an ESG policy and an equal percentage incorporating ESG considerations across their investment platforms, according to a new survey by investment consulting firm Callan. The inaugural study, which polled more than 1,200 […]

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  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
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The market share of responsible investment assets under management rose slightly in 2022, from 47 per cent to 49 per cent, even as AUM in general decreased, according to the Responsible Investment Association’s annual trends report. The report tracks the national trends and outlook for responsible investing by surveying asset managers, including the Alberta Investment […]

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  • October 26, 2023 October 25, 2023
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About a third (34 per cent) of the companies on the S&P/TSX composite index are meeting the reporting requirements for environmental, social and governance standards by disclosing the metrics of all of their sustainability related risks and opportunities, according to a new report by consultancy Millani. The report, which reviewed ESG standards in Canadian public companies, […]

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  • October 12, 2023 October 12, 2023
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating 20 per cent of its portfolio to climate solutions by 2030, aiming to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 per cent compared to 2019, according to a new report by the investment organization. In a press release, Rossitsa Stoyanova, the IMCO’s chief investment officer, said the investment […]

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  • October 5, 2023 October 5, 2023
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As institutional investors become increasingly interested in assets supporting the energy transition, they must evolve their assessment processes in order to meet new standards, according to experts. When the Public Sector Pension Investment Board was determining an official strategy around green assets, the team worked to develop a category it calls transition assets — those […]

A majority (98 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors consider climate change a top environmental, social and governance focus area, according to a new survey by consultancy Millani. The survey, which polled 40 institutional investors with more than $5.8 trillion in assets under management, found they also ranked diversity, equity and inclusion (45 per cent) and […]

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  • August 29, 2023 August 28, 2023
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Institutional investors in Asia and Europe are at the forefront of adopting environmental, social and governance investment strategies, while North America lags behind, according to a survey by Coalition Greenwich. Globally, the survey found 75 per cent of investors incorporate ESG strategies, with Europe leading at 92 per cent followed by Asia at 76 per […]

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  • August 24, 2023 August 23, 2023
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The University Pension Plan posted 9.1 per cent losses in 2022, according to its annual report. During the year, the jointly sponsored defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined from $11.8 billion to $10.8 billion. The plan finished the year with a solvency ratio of 103.3 per cent, down from 111 per cent at the end […]

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  • June 13, 2023 June 13, 2023
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“Everyone on stage agrees on one thing  — [environmental, social and governance] integration is just smart,” said moderator Francisca Quinn, co-founder and president of Quinn and Partners Inc., during a panel at the 2023 Responsible Investment Association conference last week. She was joined by representatives of two Canadian public sector investment organizations with very different […]