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Investing is undergoing a paradigm shift, which will see investors do well by doing good, according to John Levy, director of impact at Franklin Templeton Investments. “Traditional investing is agnostic about its role on the planet, local communities and society. At some point, something like what we now call sustainable investing came along,” he said during […]

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25 years as CEO. Simard will remain with Bâtirente as a special management advisor until June 30, 2022. Read: Bâtirente unveils new plan to optimize investments across all funds Since 2016, […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00
Learn more about the DC Investment Innovation Award finalists

Pension investments are a key component of ensuring secure benefits for plan members upon their retirement. To celebrate the plan sponsors and pension investors who work hard to ensure strong investment outcomes, the first-ever Pension Leadership Awards will recognize winners across several categories. The Defined Contribution Investment Innovation Award will go to a DC pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:08
How to make an impact with public equity investments

Impact investing has been a common concept in the private markets space, but now public equity investors can make an impact as well. At its essence, impact investing is investing in assets with the intention of generating both measurable social or environmental impacts alongside financial returns. “It’s a very broad definition, it leaves a lot […]

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While the OPSEU Pension Trust has been focused on responsible investing for some time, it’s bringing its sustainability activities to the next level with the introduction of a sustainable investing and innovation team. Launched in late 2019, the team’s responsibilities will include continuing to strengthen the organization’s traditional responsible investing activities. It will also have […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 25, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:33

Along with more traditional asset classes like fixed income or private equities, litigation finance is another area for pension funds to keep on their radars. With litigation financing, an investor provides an upfront funding commitment to a plaintiff to typically be deployed on certain milestones of a legal case, with the expectation of sharing in […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 24, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 14:27
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Concordia University’s Foundation is divesting from coal, oil and gas within five years and will become the first university foundation in Quebec to target 100 per cent sustainable investments by 2025. The foundation is also doubling its target of impact investments by 2025, from five to 10 per cent. This long-term pool of capital is […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 08:28
Fluor Canada shares journey of move to managed drug formulary

Pension funds invest in forestry, agriculture, oil and gas, but what about carbon? Later this year, a World Carbon Fund will be launching to provide investors access to carbon in their portfolios. The idea is premised on accessing carbon through emissions trading in the cap and trade systems, says Michael Azlen, founder and chief executive […]

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Fundamentals should drive decision-making.

Former CalPERS CIO to Speak in Montreal

March 29th event to focus on impact investing.