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The real estate investment arm of the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has completed the sale of $900 million in green bond offerings. The Series 6 and Series 7 unsecured notes, each valued at $450 million, are AIMCo Realty’s second and third green bond issuances under its green financing framework, according to a press release, which […]

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  • May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024
  • 15:00

More than half (53 per cent) of the world’s largest pension funds say the prospect of a global recession is their No. 1 short-term concern and the same percentage expect a recession to take place in the next 12 months, according to a new survey by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. The survey, which […]

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Since municipalities and provinces fund public services and infrastructure with clear environmental and social benefits, as well as having substantial power to shape policies in their jurisdictions, municipal and provincial bonds are useful tools for institutional investors pursuing a thematic environmental, social and governance approach, according to a new report by the United Nations’ principles […]

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  • July 27, 2023 July 26, 2023
  • 09:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a Quebec-based company that develops, sells and rents pre-fabricated modular buildings for the educational market. According to a press release, the investment will enable AMB Modulaire, in which Lise Bernier and Jacques Latreille have been shareholders for more 15 years, to finalize the transfer process […]

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  • July 18, 2023 July 18, 2023
  • 11:00

While the vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors believe the economy is in a recession or will enter a recession next year, two-thirds (65 per cent) think stagflation is the bigger risk ahead, according to a survey by Natixis Investment Managers. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors across the globe, found more than half […]

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  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 09:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is publishing a green bond framework, which is aligned with existing standards in green bond and sustainable debt markets. Green bonds will provide a new tool in PSP Investments’ toolkit to support strong financial performance and responsible investment outcomes, noted a press release. It also said the framework will […]

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  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
  • 09:00
Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is becoming “more intentional about” its ongoing environmental, social and governance efforts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, says Jennifer Coulson, vice-president of ESG and public markets for the investment manager. Its 2020 annual report highlights the BCIs’ expansion of its carbon footprint reporting to include all asset classes […]

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is committing to five-year climate-related targets for its public markets program. The pension fund is targeting a cumulative $5-billion investment in sustainability bonds and a 30 per cent reduction of carbon exposure in its global public equities portfolio by 2025, according to a press release, which noted the targets […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 15:00
Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Sustainable Investing Award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to incorporating sustainability into the investment process. This will consider sound practices related to environmental, social and governance matters across asset classes and can include considerations related to people management within […]

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  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:23

Canada’s top central banker is making a plea for the country to more quickly address the impacts of climate change to avoid any economic ripple effects on households and businesses. Tiff Macklem made the case in a speech Tuesday that Canada’s financial system needs to become as resilient to climate change as it has been […]