Canada’s largest pension funds come together at inaugural climate change event

Source: Benefits Canada Representatives from eight of Canada’s largest pension funds — known as the Maple Eight — participated in the first meeting of the Sustainable Finance Action Council last week. On June 11, representatives of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the [...]

2021-06-17T16:53:50-07:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans, Sustainable Investing|Tags: , |

House Democrats reintroduce sustainable investing bills

By Brian Croce Source: Pensions & Investments A group of House Democrats reintroduced two bills that would require retirement plan fiduciaries and investment advisers to take into account and explain how they consider environmental, social and governance factors when making investment decisions. The Sustainable Investment Policies Act, which would amend the Investment Advisers Act, and the Retirees Sustainable Investment Policies Act, which would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, stipulate that investment advisers and retirement plan fiduciaries must [...]

Investment consultants form sustainability group

By Hazel Bradford Source: Pensions & Investments A group of 14 institutional investment consulting firms have joined forces to promote and improve sustainable investment practices in the U.S. The Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group. The ICSWG-US said Wednesday that its member firms have a collective $33 trillion under advisement worldwide. Read the full article

2021-05-27T16:39:55-07:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: |

Levin, Boyle, Axne Introduce Suite of Legislation to Protect Sustainable Investing

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education & Labor Committee and member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, along with Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-02), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), member of the House Financial Services Committee, today introduced two pieces of legislation to protect and increase sustainable investments. The Sustainable Investment Policy Act and the Retirees Sustainable Investment Policies Act together would give workers a [...]

2020-12-14T13:37:43-08:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , , , |
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