Going green in the concrete jungle

Published: 30 August 2021

Professor Sebastien Betermier and his co-researchers published a paper on financial and environmental solutions for sustainable urban development. Canadian pension funds are doing something right,...

Canada emerges as a leader in green bonds

Published: 22 July 2021

Canadian retirement pensions are shaping up to be global leaders in issuing green bonds, or funds designated for environmental initiatives. Professor Sebastien Betermier views Canada’s commitment...

Investors anticipate low-carbon economy

Published: 19 January 2021

As the renewable energy sector grows in leaps and bounds; pension funds, banks, investment companies, and insurance companies are waking up to the risk of devaluation in fossil fuel investments.

The case for a long-term divestment strategy

Published: 5 November 2020

Pressure is on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to divest from fossil fuel companies in support of Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Professor Sebastien Betermier...

Professor Sebastian Betermier on sustainable investing

Published: 28 February 2020

Professor Sebastien Betermier sits down with the McGill Reporter to talk about sustainable investment strategies. According to Professor Betermier, progressive divestment strategies offer the best...

Reaching for yield or resiliency? Explaining the shift in Canadian pension plan portfolios

Published: 8 September 2021

Authors: Sébastien Betermier, Nicholas Byrne, Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, Hayden Ford, Jason Ho, Chelsea Mitchell Publication: Bank of Canada, Staff Analytical Note 2021-20, August 2021

Can university pension plans help tackle climate change?

Published: 6 January 2020

In November 2019, teams in the McGill International Portfolio Challenge were asked to provide a solution for a fictional pension fund reassessing its investments in the interest of climate action....

Students forging the path to sustainability

Published: 13 December 2019

At the recent McGill International Portfolio Challenge, students once again demonstrated that they are leading the march to sustainability. Asked to consider the options of a pension fund under...

MIPC brings students together to tackle sustainable investing

Published: 25 November 2019

With a focus on the sustainable investment of public pension funds, this year’s McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) demonstrated students’ ability to realistically solve a key issue...


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