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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a renewable energy project in Japan. The investment organization is investing about $90 million in a green bond released by Vena Energy Ltd. The green bond’s proceeds will be used to finance a solar power project on Honshu, Japan’s largest and most populous […]

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  • October 13, 2022 October 11, 2022
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Global institutional investors are overlooking climate-related opportunities in Africa, according to a new report by independent non-profit research group the Climate Policy Initiative. “The private sector needs to step up,” wrote the authors of the report. “It contributed only 14 per cent (US$4.2 billion) of total climate finance in Africa, much lower than in other […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
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Renewable energy assets can offer a lot to institutional investors’ portfolios, serving to lower risk opportunities over the long term compared to traditional energy assets while providing similar returns, said Saad Qais, head of U.S. asset management at Greencoat Capital, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Risk Management Conference. This is true […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a packaging company servicing European and North American businesses, as well as an Indian renewable energy platform. The pension fund is securing its stake in GPA Global from EQT Private Equity and several smaller shareholders. Following the transaction, the Ontario Teachers’ will share control of the business […]

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  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 11:00
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The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan is financing a European online brokerage platform. The pension fund was the lead in a financing round for Trade Republic Bank, a technology company operating a digital investment marketplace. According to Trade Republic, the €250 million raised during the round will be used to develop the platform’s product offerings designed […]

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  • June 6, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 11:00

The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) of British institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their allocations to renewable energy in order to diversify their portfolios, according to a survey by London-based asset manager Downing LLP. The survey, which polled 100 professional investors including pension plan sponsors, institutional investors and asset managers, found […]

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  • April 26, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 09:00

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
  • 09:00
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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 […]

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

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is selling its 97.33 per cent ownership stake in a Spanish renewable energy company. Eolia Renovables de Inversiones is an independent power producer that develops, constructs and operates wind farms and solar photovoltaic plants. The company manages a 899 megawatt portfolio of renewable energy assets, as well as a renewable […]

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  • November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021
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A record return over the first full year of the pandemic has put the manager of Canada’s largest retirement fund years ahead of schedule to meet a long-term goal of having half a trillion dollars in assets by 2028. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported that its funds earned 20.4 per cent net of […]