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Investors have focused more on ESG over the past year, will prioritise social issues as a result of the pandemic and use a wide range of frameworks to establish their goals and measure their performance in sustainable investing.
The giant Californian pension would ‘have a long debate’ with a manager that doesn’t care about sustainability.
The £57bn pension has an ambitious target to reach net zero by 2035. CEO Morten Nilsson urges investors in private markets to help by gathering more extensive carbon data.
A $5bn investment into a Montreal rail system epitomises ‘constructive’ capital, writes Marc-André Blanchard, executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global.
Pressure is mounting on private markets managers to provide sustainable, repeatable returns, write Christy Fields, head of real estate portfolio solutions and John Haggerty, director of private market investments at Meketa Investment Group.
The investments will be sourced through the $283bn pension's private equity co-investment programme if approved as early as March.
Sustainability
A survey conducted by JPMorgan Asset Management shows Europe places the most importance on ESG considerations during investment, followed by Australia.
The $53.5bn pension would like to find a way to better measure the full workforces of potential investment managers, among other concerns.
Aware Super’s senior portfolio manager, Jenny Newmarch, explains how the Australian super fund is engaging with managers on climate change.
The fund will target renewable assets in both Europe and North America and is open to further commitments from additional investors.
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