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Educating investors on the low-carbon economy with the goal of shifting investment priorities to address climate change.
Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health is a new Canadian initiative in the global effort to address climate change. Shift will educate pension fund beneficiaries and institutional investors on the low-carbon economy with the goal of shifting investment priorities to minimize the risks and tap the opportunities created by climate change.
Shift was created by leaders from Canada’s financial and environmental sectors in response to a clear challenge: while Canadian pension funds have world-class governance, they lag when it comes to disclosing information and taking action on climate risks.
Shift will support beneficiaries who want to engage with their fund managers to establish policies and programs that create pension wealth and support the planet’s health.
I’m excited about Shift as the Canadian financial sector is one of our less-engaged economic sectors in terms of addressing climate change. If we can bring the interest pension holders have in climate change to the attention of pension managers, there’s a massive opportunity to make smarter decisions and build a better future for Canada.