Canada Leads List of Most Responsible Global Institutional Investors

In The News Piece in Benefits Canada
Oct. 23, 2017

The Bretton Woods II Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative Leaders List and Tomicah Tillemann were featured in an article by Benefits Canada:

The ranking, by the Bretton Woods II program at U.S. think tank New America, was developed in partnership with the Global Development Incubator and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. It analyzed 125 pension and sovereign wealth funds comprising US$20 trillion in assets, and identified 25 funds as leaders in developing new strategies to manage social, governance and environmental risks.
Canada had the highest number of funds represented on the list with six of the 25. These included: the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
“The responsible asset allocator initiative is a window into the future of investing,” said Tomicah Tillemann, director of the Bretton Woods II program at New America, in a news release. “In the past, there was a misperception that asset allocators had to choose between maximizing returns and deploying capital responsibly. Our findings show that that is not the case.