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The decision by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board this month to reduce 10 per cent of its China equity team based in Hong Kong is a positive move. It highlights a shift in the CPPIB’s approach to China, which previously saw the Canadian pension fund fend off accusations that its past investment activity in […]

Increased sensitivity around executive bonus compensation is pushing employers to prioritize transparency and communication when explaining why bonuses were awarded. The compensation method has seen increased scrutiny after Catherine Tait, CBC/Radio-Canada’s president and chief executive officer, didn’t rule out the deployment of management bonuses right after the public broadcaster announced last December it was cutting […]

Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

A majority (91 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors say climate change is a leading concern within the environmental, social and governance space, according to a new survey by Millani. The survey, which polled more than 30 institutional investors with a total of $4.5 trillion in assets under management, found 47 per cent of respondents also […]

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  • February 13, 2024 February 13, 2024
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A majority (90 per cent) of U.K. pension funds and insurers say they plan to increase allocations to renewable energy infrastructure in the next 12 months, according to a survey from Alpha Real Capital. The survey, which polled U.K. pension funds and insurers that collectively have roughly £360 billion in assets under management, found more […]

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  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
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The adoption of environmental, social and governance measures in executive incentive plans continues to increase across markets, especially in North America, according to a new report by WTW. The report, which reviewed public disclosures from more than 1,100 global companies, found metrics related to human capital remained the most popular across all ESG categories, used […]

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  • January 30, 2024 January 30, 2024
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Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of institutional investors believe the emphasis of energy stocks over decarbonization goals is the biggest detractor of the progress surrounding environmental, social and governance investment metrics, according to a survey from Amundi Asset Management. The survey, which polled 158 institutional investors that collectively manage €1.91 trillion in assets, found respondents […]

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  • January 2, 2024 January 2, 2024
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The progression of bonds and frontier markets over the long term will be top of mind for institutional investors in the coming year, according to Andrew Forsyth, senior vice-president of institutional investment services at Franklin Templeton. Fixed income may be in the good graces of institutional investors again as higher bond yields lead the way […]

The OPSEU Pension Trust is targeting a 30 per cent reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030, according to its new climate change report. It found that since 2018, when the investment organization first launched its climate action plan, it has increased its exposure to federal and provincial green bonds to $550 million. OPTrust also expects […]

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  • December 19, 2023 December 18, 2023
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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is calling on the B.C. Financial Services Authority to reconsider implementing new standards for climate-related risks analysis guidelines, noting it would be extremely challenging for most pension plans to meet a potential new climate and transition risk review system. In an open letter, the PIAC recommended a principles-based approach to […]

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  • December 14, 2023 December 13, 2023
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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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