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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the infrastructure arm of the OMERS have reached an agreement to jointly acquire Groendus Group from NPM Capital Partners. Based in the Netherlands, Groendus is an energy transition platform created in […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:00

Directors, trustees and investment managers at Canada’s largest public pension funds are deeply involved in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health. It found 56 staff members from the largest public sector pension plans hold 76 different corporate director roles at 39 different fossil […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 13:00

A Canadian charitable initiative is criticizing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s new environmental investing strategy. “It’s encouraging to see that the CPPIB wants to invest in critical decarbonization pathways for hard-to-abate sectors,” wrote Patrick DeRochie (pictured), senior manager at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, in an email to the Canadian Investment Review. “But the CPP […]

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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
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing about $12.825 million in common shares of a Calgary-based oil and gas infrastructure service provider. The pension plan purchased common shares in CWC Energy Services Corp. from a third-party investment fund that represents about 17 per cent of total equity. The transaction comes as the CPPIB faces scrutiny […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Biden presidency accelerating shift toward sustainable investing

TC Energy Corp. is suspending work on the Keystone XL pipeline as a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels gains momentum. Just hours after his inauguration, U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the pipeline’s presidential permit, issued by his predecessor former President Donald Trump. The energy company had recently announced plans to decarbonize the pipeline and achieve net […]

‘Dear Canada’: Colorado climate group appeals to Canadians over CPPIB-owned energy firm

A U.S. environmental group is making a direct appeal to Canadians for help in persuading the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to end its investment in a Colorado-based oil and gas company due to safety and pollution concerns. In a five-minute YouTube video by an organization called 350 Colorado, residents of Boulder ask Canadians to […]

The Canada Climate Law Initiative is calling into question whether the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is sufficiently aligning its investments with the transition to a low-carbon economy. In a legal analysis, the organization said the pension fund’s current allocations to high-carbon assets reveal a “troubling incrementalism” within its efforts to mitigate Canadians’ exposure to […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 18, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 09:20
Caisse ups stake in Brazilian oil and gas transport company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, along with French utility company Engie, is acquiring the remaining 10 per cent stake in Brazilian oil and gas transportation network company Transportadora Associada de Gás. Together, the two entities bought 90 per cent of the enterprise in 2019. The latest transaction is valued at about €160 million and brings Engie’s […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
What’s dragging down the Canadian economy as the world reopens?

Along with the rest of the globe, Canada isn’t likely to see the V-shaped recovery that institutional investors were hoping for as it stares down the recessionary road ahead. “Canadian activity was also on the softening path even at the end of last year,” says Irene Lauro, an economist at Schroders. “And this is because […]