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Sustainable Investing: Q3 2016 Highlights

An increasing number of investors are seeking to achieve something more than a financial return from their investments. Recognizing the powerful role they can play in dealing with some of society’s issues, they look towards companies that turn a profit while also doing good for the community, the environment, and society at large.
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Addenda Capital Named Cireson Innovator of the Month for Service Management Success

Addenda Capital Named Cireson Innovator of the Month for Service Management Success - Cireson
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Sustainable Investing

An increasing number of investors are seeking to achieve something more than a financial return from their investments. Recognizing the powerful role they can play in dealing with some of society’s issues, they look towards companies that turn a profit while also doing good for the community, the environment, and society at large. while also doing good for the community, the environment
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Brexit

With Britain voting to exit the European Union, the confidence that investors, businesses and consumers have in the future economic outlook has become clouded. These uncertainties alone will likely restrain economic activity worldwide and force major central banks to maintain accommodative monetary policies. As such, the threat of a Federal Reserve tightening in 2016 has...
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Provincial Public Finances

The drop in oil prices had a significant impact on the Canadian economy during the past year. The outlook for this sector, which represented 6.5% of the gross domestic product in 2015, has deteriorated significantly. The persistence of low prices resulted in a sharp decrease in business capital spending and the disappearance of tens of thousands of jobs in the...
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Sustainable Investing: Q1 2016 Highlights

Addenda Capital’s approach to sustainable investing is guided by the principles that paying attention to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues will help us provide better investment outcomes for our clients and that our investment activities should promote sustainable development. There are three pillars which support our sustainable investing...
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Sustainable Investing: Q4 2015 Highlights

The right to vote is one of the most important rights a shareholder has, and with that right comes the responsibility to cast votes in a manner that is consistent with the long-term interests of shareholders and other stakeholders. Voting at shareholder meetings provides Addenda Capital with an opportunity to affect governance, communicate preferences and signal...
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Sustainable Investing: Q2 2015 Highlights

Addenda Capital’s experienced Commercial Mortgage team invests in, and manages, portfolios of high-quality commercial mortgages. The team manages mortgage investments of more than $2 billion associated with retail, industrial, multi-residential and office properties. We review approximately $2.5 billion in mortgage applications each year and from that we acquire $250 to...
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Sustainable Investing: Q1 2015 Highlights

Your spouse’s birthday is coming up and you search a few websites on your phone for two of your gift ideas. Sometime later on your tablet at home, in doing a totally unrelated search, you are suddenly inundated with ads for coffee grinders and e-readers. This is the new targeted advertising that has come with the continuing evolution of the internet. Search engine and...
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ESG Regulations Ontario Pension Plans

Recent changes to regulations mean that starting in 2016, Ontario pension plans will need to begin providing information about “whether environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are incorporated into the plan’s investment policies and procedures and, if so, how those factors are incorporated1.” The new regulations require more than just disclosure improvements as...
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