Keyword: sustainability

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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
  • 09:00

The focus on environmental, social and governance factors is a train that’s leaving the station, but some pension plan sponsors and institutional investors remain hesitant to hop aboard. Over the past decade, interest in incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions has increased. Indeed, a 2020 survey by investment consulting firm Callan found 42 per cent […]

Jesus had a fractious relationship with the financial sector of his day. For those who work at the intersection of religion and finance, the reverberations of his courtyard scuffle with a group of moneylenders remain the source of controversy. Fortunately for Derek Hurst, manager of the Pension Plan of the United Church of Canada, he […]

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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2022 March 30, 2022
  • 09:00

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is jointly sponsoring the launch of a company managing timberland assets located in the southeastern U.S. Together with the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, the BCI will launch Caddo Sustainable Timberlands, which will manage 312,500 hectares of forests located in Texas and Louisiana. With the timberlands certified by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
  • 11:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is publishing a green bond framework, which is aligned with existing standards in green bond and sustainable debt markets. Green bonds will provide a new tool in PSP Investments’ toolkit to support strong financial performance and responsible investment outcomes, noted a press release. It also said the framework will […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
  • 09:00

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 […]

Nearly two years after the declaration of the global coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent impact on the worldwide economy, institutional investors are looking to the future with cautious optimism. Amid a recovering economy and rising inflation, pension plan sponsors are taking a long-term investment view and staying the course in the year ahead, while incorporating […]

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 […]

Asset managers that incorporate climate change into their investment processes are increasingly looking beyond commitments to net zero and exploring the impact on asset valuation, said Michelle Dunstan, chief responsibility officer at AllianceBernstein, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference. “A changing climate can be described both in terms of […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:58