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The answer is complicated because environmental, social and governance investing is a relatively new risk, not all ESG factors are material for every industry and the return profile ultimately depends on whether a policy successfully incorporates material factors into investment decisions. Chris Reynolds, manager of pension policy at Canada Post Corp. ESG investing, often referred […]

Despite many institutional investors pressing pause on their real estate activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, those that keep calm and carry on with a focus on diversification and innovation are poised to emerge as winners. “Real estate values, like other investment vehicles, can vary at different times based on shifting demand […]

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of four per cent for 2022, driven by strong returns from private equity and inflation-sensitive asset classes. The pension fund exceeded its benchmark of 2.3 per cent, according to a press release announcing its annual results. Its inflation-sensitive asset portfolio — including commodities […]

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  • March 15, 2023 March 14, 2023
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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is enhancing its climate change strategy to achieve net-zero emissions in its portfolio by 2050. By 2025, the HOOPP expects 80 per cent of its assets to provide reported emissions. It will also initiate a scope 3 portfolio emissions measurement and exclude new direct investments in private thermal coal […]

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  • March 14, 2023 March 13, 2023
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Demand for international pensions and savings vehicles is continuing to grow as employers try to optimize their benefits packages for different groups within their global workforce, according to a new survey by WTW. Its 15th annual international pension plan survey, which covered more than 1,000 international pension and savings plans sponsored by 955 organizations, found […]

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  • March 9, 2023 March 7, 2023
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring a 49 per cent stake in one of California’s leading fossil fuel producers. The CPPIB is securing its minority stake in Aera Energy from IKAV Energy Inc., an asset management company. Following the sale, IKAV will maintain a majority stake in the firm. Founded as a joint […]

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  • March 7, 2023 March 7, 2023
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Jennifer Coulson as its first global head of environmental, social and governance. In the new position, she’ll oversee all of the investment organization’s ESG strategies and programs at the total portfolio level. She’ll also be tasked with improving the BCI’s approach and leading its work supporting the […]

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  • March 2, 2023 March 2, 2023
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Driven by a combination of institutional investor interest and companies’ need to seek alternative funding, global private credit increased more than six-fold since the 2008/09 financial crisis, surpassing US$1.3 trillion in 2022, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled 220 institutional investors in Europe, North America, Japan and the U.K., […]

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  • February 17, 2023 February 14, 2023
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ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Several European pension plans are backing a lawsuit against Shell Corp. alleging its board is mismanaging climate risk and breaching company law. The lawsuit, launched by U.K.-based climate advocacy organization ClimateEarth, alleges Shell’s board of directors is failing to manage the material and foreseeable risks posed to the company by climate change. It also accuses […]

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  • February 14, 2023 February 13, 2023
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The vast majority (90 per cent) of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase allocations to sustainable and impact investments over the next five years, according to a survey by Cambridge Associates. The survey, which polled more than 140 institutional investors, found two-thirds (65 per cent) of respondents reported engaging in sustainable and impact investing, […]

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  • February 6, 2023 February 3, 2023
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