‘Troubling Incrementalism’: how the CPPIB is failing the environment

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A legal analysis I prepared recently for the Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) of CPPIB’s public and private investments in the oil and gas sector gives rise to serious questions about the kind of future CPPIB is shaping. In "'Troubling Incrementalism’: Is the Canadian Pension Plan Fund Doing Enough to Advance the Transition to a Low-carbon Economy?”, we took the view that CPPIB should provide much clearer disclosure about its $63.8 billion of investments in Canada. We also ask it to set clear, and aggressive, publicly reported targets for increasing its investments in low-carbon technologies and for reducing the carbon in its portfolio, much as the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has done.

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Canadian Lawyer