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Strong Movement Towards Green Financing?

Claire Stam of EURACTIV France reports, Pension fund chief: We are seeing a strong movement towards green financing:Investors increasingly have to take into account the legal risks associated with global warming and more and more of them are adopting a socially responsible approach, Phillippe Desfo ...

Ontario's New Non-Profit Pension Plan?

Laurie Monsebraaten of The Star reports, Non-profit workers offered chance to join Ontario public sector pension plan:As many as one million Ontarians who work for registered charities and non-profit organizations will be eligible to join the provincial government pension plan under an agreement be ...

The Clean Money Revolution; Rethinking Money’s Impact on the World

By Karin Mizgala, C0-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Much is written about money; usually its prescriptive advice for making more. However, in The Clean Money Revolution: reinventing power, purpose, and capitalism,—Joel Solomon wants us to think about the impact our money has on the world. ...

Pensions Slow to Move on Climate Risk?

Simon Jessop of Reuters reports, Public pension funds slow to move on climate change risk:Most of the world’s largest public pension funds are providing little or no information about how climate change will affect the value of their assets, a report by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) ...

California's Landmark Climate Change Bill?

Gail Moss of Investments & Pensions Europe reports, Biggest US pension funds ‘must consider climate-related risks’:The US state of California has passed a landmark bill requiring two of the country’s biggest pension funds to consider “climate-related financial risk” when making investment ...

Global Reporting Initiative Updates its Corporate Water and Effluent Standard

Companies operating in areas with water stress have an urgent responsibility to track their impacts, to make informed decisions that trigger meaningful action and the cornerstone of effective water management is to know one’s impacts. As a response to the water crisis and the global 2030 Agenda ...

HOOPP Ponders its Allocation of Risk?

Sarah Rundell of Top 1000 Funds reports, HOOPP ponders re-allocating risk:With its assets under management forecast to double in the next five to seven years, Canada’s Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan has begun exploring new assets for its C$77.8 billion ($59.8 billion) portfolio.President and ...

BCI Gains 9% in Fiscal 2018

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) announced its fiscal year results for 2017-18 yesterday, BCI Reports 9.0% Annual Return For Fiscal 2018:The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) today announced an annual combined pension return, net of costs, of 9.0 p ...

Time To Divest From Fossil Fuels?

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis put out a press release, Fund trustees face growing fiduciary pressure to divest from fossil fuels:A paper published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis details the growing rationale for divesting from the fos ...

OPTrust vs BCI on Climate Change?

Benefits Canada reports, OPTrust sets out climate change action plan:The OPSEU Pension Trust is setting out a climate change action plan, including eight areas of focus that aim to make the pension fund more resilient and agile in taking on the problem.“Climate change is one of the most significa ...