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Financial sector workers with a keen understanding of sustainable finance issues are in high demand in Canada, according to a United Nations-backed report. The report, commissioned by the UN-linked Financial Centres for Sustainability, Deloitte and Toronto Finance International, was based on responses from individuals working at asset management companies, banks, insurance companies, pension plans and other financial sector organizations. While all […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
  • 09:45

A growing number of institutional investors are pledging to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in their portfolios by 2050, according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. Nearly a third of asset managers (31 per cent) and institutional asset owners (32 per cent) said they’ve made a formal commitment to a net-zero goal, while another 21 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2022 January 10, 2022
  • 09:00

Before Alison Loat joined the OPSEU Pension Trust as its first managing director of sustainable investing and innovation in 2019, her experience with sustainability investing had only been peripheral. “Although I did not come from the responsible investing world, I could see the tides were starting to turn. It was clear that a lot more […]

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of pension funds and other institutional investors expect to increase their focus on environmental, social and governance factors over the next three years, according to a new survey for SigTech. Pureprofile Pty Ltd., which surveyed 100 pension funds and institutional investors across Asia, Europe and North America, found that, while […]

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  • November 25, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:00

More than 450 financial institutions across 45 countries are committing over US$130 trillion in private capital to transform the global economy to net zero over the next three decades. The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, which was launched in April 2021, introduced 24 major initiatives for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or […]

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  • November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021
  • 09:15
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A number of Canadian institutional investors are urging corporations to begin addressing climate change risks and opportunities in order to receive their investment dollars. Some 36 institutional investors, including Bâtirente, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, the Ontario Pension Board and the […]

When the University Pension Plan officially launched in July 2021, it did so with Barbara Zvan as its inaugural president and chief executive officer. Fresh from a 25-year career with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, she was appointed by the UPP’s board of trustees in July 2020. While most of the foundational work had been […]

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an innovative, risk-optimized investment strategy designed to offer retirement security to plan members and promote responsible investing, according to a press release. Read: UPP naming Christophe L’Ahelec director of external manager program […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

The number of institutional investors using thematic sustainable investment strategies grew by about 20 per cent between 2016 and 2020, according to a new study by the U.K.-based data and analytics firm Coalition Greenwood. Sustainable thematic investment strategies are ones that target areas of investment where social or environmental needs create business opportunities. According to […]

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  • August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
  • 09:00

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is acquiring a British power provider that specializes in the use of low-carbon technologies. Green Frog Power Ltd., which builds and operates power stations throughout the U.K., is working toward a long-term goal of bringing hydrogen gas into the country’s existing gas distribution network. The acquisition comes as GFP […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 09:00