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Only one per cent of institutional investors described their organizations as non-adopters of environmental, social and governance investing criteria, according to a survey from Capital Group. The survey, which polled 1,100 institutional investors working around the world, found two-thirds of institutional investors that hadn’t adopted ESG strategies a year ago have now done so. Another 10 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 12:30

Trans-Canada Capital Inc., an investment manager that was spun out of Air Canada’s defined benefit pension plans in 2019, is a signatory of the United Nations-backed principles for responsible investment. The PRI is a set of principles that reflect the view that environmental, social and corporate governance issues need to be appropriately considered in the […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2022 February 9, 2022
  • 11:00

With sustainable investing gaining significant popularity, it’s critically important for defined contribution plan sponsors to understand how underlying investment managers integrate environmental, social and governance factors into their investment processes. “Let’s think about ESG not as a separate process and overlay or a yes or no question, but as a core reinforcing part of how […]

Pension funds increasing in-house asset management: survey

As the financialization of the real estate sector comes under increased scrutiny from the general public, institutional investors must mitigate the systemic risks posed by housing inequality issues, says Tamara Herman, program manager of capital strategies at the Shareholder Association of Research and Education. “There’s a lot of discussion about the role of institutional investors […]

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is entering a new joint venture to construct multifamily rental units in Chile. The deal, reached with Greystar Real Estate Partners, will focus on build-to-rent properties in Santiago, the nation’s capital and largest city. In a press release, Adriano Mantesso, […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2022 January 25, 2022
  • 09:00

A high-profile fraud case and a devastating oil spill directly inspired Maria Elena Drew to focus on environmental, social and governance factors in her investment career. During her session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference, the director of research in responsible investing at T. Rowe Price said she began her ESG journey […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:56

The OPSEU Pension Trust is shifting toward responsible investing as environmental, social and governance factors become increasingly more material to returns for institutional investors. “We’re seeing a lot of shifting sands around consumer preferences and expectations,” said Alison Loat, managing director of sustainable investing and innovation at OPTrust, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 07:54

Countries with strong social and governance traditions are seeing fewer deaths and more economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by FTSE Russell. “The analysis shows that investing in [environmental, social and governance] themes has overarching benefits, both for economies and investors,” wrote the report’s researchers. “While it results in more […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021
  • 13:59
Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20 applications highlighting the actions of leading figures and organizations within the pension sector. In the preliminary judging phase, three finalists were chosen for each award category. Read: Announcing the winners of […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 March 15, 2022
  • 10:00

The recent emphasis on environmental, social and governance issues among pension investors will continue to dominate industry conversations in the future, according to a panel discussion with three high-profile figures in Canada’s investment sector during the 2021 Global Investment Conference. “If I could rename ESG, it would be GES,” said Alain Malaket, chief executive officer […]