May 5, 2022
We are honoured to share that BCI has been announced as the winner of the Sustainable Investing category for the 2021 Canadian Investment Review Pension Leadership Awards. The award recognizes leadership and/or significant progress incorporating sustainability into the investment process, including practices related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters across asset classes.
“This recognition reflects the dedication of BCI’s teams to implementing our corporate-wide approach to ESG,” said Jennifer Coulson, senior managing director of ESG, public markets. “We are proud of our continued work with clients, portfolio companies, and other capital markets participants on the ESG issues most material to our clients’ investments.”
As a long-term investor, incorporating ESG considerations into our approach is an essential part of who we are and what we do. Among other factors, BCI was selected for the award based on:
- Demonstrated corporate-wide commitment through our ESG Strategy and corporate ESG Working Group;
- Development of our proprietary, in-house ESG Risk and Opportunity Framework which measures impacts of systemic ESG risks to the total portfolio;
- Research with the University of Victoria and Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions on climate finance models and frameworks; and
- Collaboration with global partners on the Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owners Platform, which uses an artificial-intelligence driven dataset to help investors and companies assess their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“We are pursuing innovative solutions to understand and manage ESG risks and opportunities that are important for all long-term investors,” adds Adam Goehner, senior manager, ESG strategy & risk. “While BCI is focused on our own ESG initiatives, we collaborate with peers, industry, and academia to help advance the collective knowledge in emerging areas like climate finance and investor alignment with the SDGs which will benefit all investors in the long-run.”
Adam accepted the Pension Leadership Award for Sustainable Investing on behalf of BCI and participated on an ESG-focused panel at the Canadian Investment Review 2022 Global Investment Conference in April.
BCI has previously received recognition for our ESG approach and initiatives, including being selected for the 2021 Responsible Investment Association Leadership Award for Integration and earning a top spot on the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative’s 2021 Leaders List of the 30 Most Responsible Asset Allocators.
Learn more about BCI’s approach to ESG at BCI.ca/esg
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