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Investors who care about the environment are better off holding shares in and exercising their influence over fossil fuel companies.
Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline set up a support station near Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., in January 2020.
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The fact that so many Canadian pension funds are tied to oil and gas companies is a deeply structural form of racialized oppression and a denial of Indigenous rights.
Suncor’s plant in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta. Divesting in fossil fuels can not only help combat climate change, but can also increase investors’ returns, according to a new analysis.
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A recent study suggests that divesting in fossil fuels not only allows investors to address their climate change concerns, it also reduces financial risks and increases financial returns.
A polar bear walks over sea ice floating in the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in July 2017. Research suggests that divesting in fossil fuels could help nations meet their climate change goals.
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Fossil fuel divestment apparently works. Research suggests announcements of divestments have a significant impact on the fossil fuel industry's share prices.
Too much money, too few targets. Is the golden child of the 1980s starting to look long in the tooth?
Shoppers browse at a Sears Canada store in Toronto in October after the company began liquidation sales. Its retirement funds are short $308 million, forcing a 19 per cent cut to employee pensions.
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Sears Canada's bankruptcy should alert employees and regulators alike to rethink defined-benefit pensions.
The Rhodes Must Fall movement accused the University of Cape Town of having blood on its hands for investing in the mining company Lonmin.
Universities have the power to transform society not just through how they operate their campuses, but also through how they invest their endowments and pensions funds.
Many seniors pay less than younger workers on the same income as a result of special tax breaks for seniors.
The federal government could save about A$1 billion a year by changing three unfair tax breaks for older Australians, a new report says.
Pension funds could be a powerful source of higher education financing.
Pension fund managers must consider environmental, social and governance issues when making investment decisions. The student funding crisis is a perfect example of a social issue.
The world changed dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis and central banks are adjusting.
The 2008 financial crisis exposed major gaps in central banks' operations. New features like quantitative easing have since emerged.
Loosening their grip. Will markets exit oil like they edged away from tobacco?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
Norway: a flag bearer for ethical investment?
Sovereign Wealth Funds have about $7 trillion to invest in the companies we work for -- and new research shows that the biggest of them brings some extra benefits.
Private equity is eyeing smaller investors.
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Private equity is becoming much less private these days. But it is still not clear who will benefit from this new-found openness and accessibility. Not so long ago, private equity operated largely outside…