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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is revealing interim carbon reduction targets for 2030. The investment organization is planning to halve its $79 billion portfolio’s scope 1 and scope 2 emissions from 2019 levels by 2030. It’s also aiming for investments in climate solutions to account for 20 per cent of its assets by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2022 November 22, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing US$450 million in a digital infrastructure provider. DataBank Ltd. operates a portfolio of 74 data centres in France, the U.K. and the U.S. Its facilities are used by commercial clients across a range of sectors. According to a press release, the investment is part of a strategy to […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:45

An analysis of submissions made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals a sharp divide between the opinions of institutional investors and corporate executives when it comes to a proposal to standardize corporate climate disclosures. “Comments from different parties did not always fall along corporates versus investors, though some did,” wrote Subodh Mishra, global […]

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is publishing its inaugural environmental, social and governance report, which includes an outline of its four-pronged ESG integration strategy. “We have long understood that companies with good governance practices and diverse teams make better decisions that lead to superior performance,” wrote Brian Gibson, board chair of the IMCO, in […]

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  • July 5, 2022 July 5, 2022
  • 12:00
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested in Loomis, Sayles & Co., while another US$450 million will be invested in Beach Point Capital Management Ltd. The move is part of a strategy to increase the IMCO’s allocations […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 11:00

Pension plan sponsors can’t ignore the financial risks of climate change or respond to them with half-baked approaches that allow companies to continue pumping out pollution. To be credible, comprehensive and complete, strategies protecting Canadians’ retirement savings from the unprecedented risks of the climate crisis must include several key elements. A Paris-aligned commitment The Paris Agreement […]

Several of Canada’s largest pension funds have backed a proposal requesting that Amazon.com Inc. review how its actions against ongoing union organizing efforts align with its stated commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining. The proposal by the Shareholder Association for Research and Education and the Catherine Donnelly Foundation was supported by the Alberta […]

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  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 12:30

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset allocation and derivatives teams at TD Asset Management Inc. In addition, its prominence as a factor usually rises and falls on a cycle, slipping easily off investors’ radar in times […]

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose $5.7 billion during the year, reaching $79 billion. The year’s returns weren’t evenly distributed, as client pension plan gains ranged from 0.1 per cent to 11.2 per cent depending on […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00

In response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, more Canadian public sector institutional investors are announcing plans to exclude Russian assets from their portfolios. The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario and the Ontario Pension Board will divest their portfolios of existing Russian assets as soon as possible. Efforts to immediately divest are currently impossible as […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
  • 15:00