Pension Analysis

Gavin Power, deputy director of the United Nation’s Global Compact, has a picture on his office wall marking the launch of the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) initiative, and Canadian pension funds were leaders in its formation, he says. The initiative was launched in April 2006 and the photo from the...

Bob Dylan once sang about the need to get close to the teacher “if you want to learn anything,” presumedly advising his listeners that proximity to the subject is key for lessons learned. So when James Davis, OPTrust’s Chief Investment Officer, talks about getting close to the coalface of the market, he’s...

What does senior poverty in Canada look like? Well, according to a recent report, it’s increasingly the image of an elderly woman living alone without adequate retirement income and other supports to sustain a comfortable lifestyle. The report, Poverty and Inequality Among British Columbia’s Seniors, from the...

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) and SHARE are joining to present the BC Pension Forum, which includes a pre-forum event, Pension Boot Camp. The forum is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver, with pre-forum events, like the Boot Camp, planned for the 23rd, as is Trustee...

“We think the work that has happened to date has been useful and helpful, but let’s recognize that we are at the beginning of this conversation and we want to push the companies we invest in to give us more disclosure, and we also want to engage in a conversation with our peer plans about the best way to do...

The numbers are similar, confirming that the crisis of inadequate retirement income crosses borders, oceans and international time zones. Driven by a range of factors such as increased longevity, an aging population, dwindling occupational pension coverage, and inadequate retirement savings, policymakers and others...

Responsible for delivering a secure and adequate retirement income stream to their members, Canada’s big public sector pension plans are also ideally positioned to play a key role in limiting and reversing the impact of climate change. They, and other large institutional investors, can do this by engaging and...