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Caisse invests in sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in utility

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are backing an acquisition in the agricultural industry. Bunge Ltd., an oilseed and grain trader that generated US$67.23 billion in revenue in 2022, will take over privately held rival Viterra Ltd. Under the terms of a definitive agreement, Viterra shareholders will receive […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2023 June 19, 2023
  • 12:30

Institutional investors should be adopting innovative thematic approaches to derive more value from private markets, according to Nelson Lam, senior vice-president of equity and alternative investments at Trans-Canada Capital Inc., during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Why private markets? There’s at least 10-times as many private companies as public […]

Caisse, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ invest in insurance company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Richard Manley as its chief sustainability officer. In the role, Manley will lead the team responsible for refining and enacting a strategic roadmap to help the investment organization navigate the global transition away from fossil fuels. The CPPIB expects the plan to help anticipate, manage and integrate […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2022 November 10, 2022
  • 11:06

The research arm of the CFA Institute, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the standards in ethics, education and professional excellence in global investment industry, is entering a strategic partnership with a leading provider of market intelligence reports. According to the terms of the deal reached with MSCI Inc., the CFA Institute Research Foundation […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2022 February 1, 2022
  • 11:30
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

The majority of climate-themed equity funds offer only marginal benefits compared to the broader market, according to a new report by the London-based think tank InfluenceMap. The report scored climate-themed and environmental, social and governance-themed investment funds on the basis of how well-aligned portfolios are with the environmental commitments made by governments, including the Canadian […]

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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
  • 09:00
What opportunities exist for plan sponsors in thematic investing?

The most powerful and durable investment themes are those where ingenuity sparks innovation to address imbalances in the world, said David Docherty, investment director for thematics at Schroders, when speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s Investment Innovation Conference in November. He pointed to imbalance between population and resources as an example, and themes related to […]

How to make an impact with public equity investments

Impact investing has been a common concept in the private markets space, but now public equity investors can make an impact as well. At its essence, impact investing is investing in assets with the intention of generating both measurable social or environmental impacts alongside financial returns. “It’s a very broad definition, it leaves a lot […]


The MSCI Inc. is launching five thematic indexes to track the performance of what it calls ‘megatrends,’ namely the rise of smart cities, the digital economy, future mobility, disruptive technology and millennials. Institutional investors can use these indexes as investment policy benchmarks, as the basis for passive products or as benchmarks against which to measure […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 9, 2019 January 5, 2021
  • 09:56
4 trends shaping the future

And how asset owners can tap into them.