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Webinar: Current health-care policies impacting private drug coverage

On May 12, Benefits Canada hosted a webinar to discuss the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts during the coronavirus crisis, as well as some key policy issues for Canadian insurers and their potential impact from the private-payer perspective. Since the end of April, 139 coronavirus treatments have been under investigation and Health Canada has approved several clinical trials […]

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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
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By looking at what went wrong with financial innovations of the past, investors can learn how to protect themselves and look for opportunities going forward, said James Weatherall, professor of logic and the philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, speaking at Canadian Investment Review‘s 2019 Investment Innovation Conference in November. As an […]

Focusing on innovation helps CPPIB thrive in tricky markets

While markets remain in the longest bull run in history, worries abound that the party has to come to an end. “Interest rates have been so low for so long, they’ve become the new normal,” said Mark Machin, president and chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, at an event hosted by […]

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is launching a venture incubator called Koru, which aims to create, test and build scalable new digital businesses. “Koru is a clear demonstration of Ontario Teachers’ partnership model of investing,” said Ziad Hindo, chief investment officer at the Ontario Teachers’, in a press release. “It provides us with an entirely […]

  • October 3, 2019 January 20, 2021
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In the fall of 2008, James Weatherall, today a professor of logic and the philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, was a PhD student in physics in New Jersey and lived across the river from Wall Street. When the financial crisis hit, he saw how the media was placing the blame on […]

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Fintech includes four areas, all of which are changing the financial industry in different ways. These include peer-to-peer financing, robo-advising or systematic asset management, decentralized finance and machine learning and artificial intelligence, said Campbell Harvey, professor of finance at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, during a panel at the Northern Finance Association’s conference in […]

Employees key to transforming organizations: panel

How do employers enable their workforces in the era of disruption? Smart organizations are figuring this out by understanding what skill sets they’ll need in the future and preparing their employees through learning and development, said Tanya Blom, talent acquisition program manager at LinkedIn Corp., during a panel discussion at an event hosted by Microsoft in Toronto on […]

Culture of equality a powerful multiplier of workplace innovation: study

A workplace culture of equality is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth, according to a study from Accenture. Research found that in Canada an employee’s innovation mindset, defined as a willingness and ability to innovate, is nearly six times higher in companies with a healthy culture of equality. This means a work environment where everyone can […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2019 September 13, 2019
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How investors can be on the right side of change