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“As the preceding presentations showed quite clearly, the climate is changing and the impact won’t have a linear correlation with temperature rises,” said Aaron Bennett, chief investment officer of the University Pension Plan, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. This once controversial position underpinned the $11-billion multi-employer defined benefit […]

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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has received a top grade in a survey of the environmental, social and governance integration and performance of signatories of the United Nations’ principles of responsible investing in 2021. The PRI, an organization founded by a group of institutional investment organizations, launched the pilot survey to track the ESG performance […]

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  • December 22, 2022 December 22, 2022
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures released by the investment organization, its portfolio financed the release of about 424,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide, down from about 466,300 tonnes the previous year. For each million dollars invested […]

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  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is revealing details about its responsible investment strategy in a new report. PSP Investment’s responsible investment report highlights its efforts to integrate material environmental, social and governance factors into its investment process. It also includes a climate-related financial disclosure based on the recommendations of the task force on climate-related […]

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  • November 14, 2022 November 15, 2022
  • 09:00

The OPSEU Pension Trust is enhancing its climate change strategy to successfully navigate the global transition toward net-zero emissions. The pension fund’s priorities include updating climate scenarios and examining any implications for its investment approach; launching climate due diligence frameworks for use by investment teams across all asset classes; implementing stewardship plans to advance the transition […]

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  • October 26, 2022 October 26, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is allocating $5 billion to businesses with high-carbon emissions, according to its annual responsible investing and climate strategy report. “Recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis, we have committed to actively investing in select emissions intensive assets with the express goal of helping them decarbonize faster,” wrote Zlad Hindo, chief […]

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  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:15

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

Banks must provide institutional investors with more information on climate strategies, according to the head of an organization of European pension funds and asset managers seeking to curb carbon emissions. “For investors considering their own net-zero alignment and stewardship of portfolio companies, it is critical that they have sufficient information on companies’ transition planning, including […]

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  • August 2, 2022 July 31, 2022
  • 12:00

The University Pension Plan is rolling out a new climate strategy that aims to make its portfolio carbon neutral by 2040. “I’m proud that we’ve set an ambition consistent with the challenge we face,” says Brian Minns (pictured), managing director of responsible investing at the UPP. “We’re going to deliver on our investment returns in […]

Canadian institutional investors are more likely (58 per cent) than their global peers (50 per cent) to view making a positive impact on society and the planet as the main reason to focus on sustainable investment outcomes, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which polled 770 institutional investors around the globe, found the vast […]

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  • July 14, 2022 July 14, 2022
  • 10:30