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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is committing to using its capital and influence to support a transition to net-zero emissions by 2050, according to its inaugural climate strategy report. The strategy also includes commitments to curbing the intensity of its portfolio’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 per cent, increase its investments in green assets […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2022 April 26, 2022
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For three-quarters (75 per cent) of institutional investors, climate change is now central to — or a significant factor in — their investment policies, a steep increase from only 34 per cent two years ago, according to a new survey by Robeco Institutional Asset Management. The survey, which polled 300 of the world’s largest institutional […]

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  • March 31, 2022 March 30, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan investments returned 11.1 per cent in 2021, with its result driven by the strong performance of its private equity portfolio. The Ontario Teachers’ total fund exceeded its benchmark of 8.8 per cent, according to a press release announcing its annual results. Its private equity portfolio returned 29.9 per cent for […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2022 March 15, 2022
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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System returned 15.7 per cent for 2021, a significant increase on its 2020 return. In its annual report, the OMERS said four key factors drove the outperformance relative to its benchmark, which was 6.6 per cent — its portfolio of public equities returned 20.7 per cent; its private equity businesses grew […]

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  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing to making its portfolio net zero by 2050, but says it won’t be making any blanket divestments. The organization said Thursday it plans to achieve the goal while continuing to invest in the whole economy and will push for an economic transition to a lower carbon economy as an […]

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is pursuing a new strategy that involves investing in businesses with high greenhouse gas emissions and a desire to reduce them. The strategy, which is published in a new report, aims to identify companies committed to creating value by lowering their emissions in a manner that’s consistent with the […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 15, 2021
  • 10:00

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is calling on the Alberta Investment Management Corp. to “quantify the climate risks of its investments and adopt a path to net zero.” The AUPE’s call for action was one of three environmental resolutions for which the union’s membership voted in favour during its annual convention held earlier this […]

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is signing a deal with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. to buy a 50 per cent stake in a portfolio of 13 wind, solar and energy storage assets in the U.S. for US$849 million. The pension fund also committed to buying at least a 25 per cent interest in a $824-million convertible […]

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is the latest pension plan to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its total portfolio by 2050. In a press release, the OMERS said its path to net zero will be informed by the annual calculation and public disclosure of its total portfolio carbon footprint. The release also […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:00

As talks at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference winds down, 2022 is poised to become the “show me” year for environmental, social and governance factors and sustainability measures, says Eugene Lundrigan, president of Sun Life Capital Management Inc. This year’s conference, dubbed COP26, brought world leaders and thousands of delegates from participating countries to Glasgow, […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 11, 2021 November 11, 2021
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