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How to Design a Comprehensive and Effective Net-Zero Strategy

MIPC Winners from The University of Sydney and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Webinars

Catch up on our latest webinar recordings below. For upcoming webinars, please visit Events.

  • How to Design a Comprehensive and Effective Net-Zero Strategy
    How to Design a Comprehensive and Effective Net-Zero Strategy

    MIPC Winners from The University of Sydney and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Do Pension Fund Investments Make a Difference? Effects on Firm Productivity
    Do Pension Fund Investments Make a Difference? Effects on Firm Productivity

    Roel Beetsma, Dean, Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam

  • The Canadian Pension Fund Model – A Quantitative Portrait
    The Canadian Pension Fund Model – A Quantitative Portrait

    Sebastien Betermier, Incoming Executive Director, ICPM

Podcasts

  • Supercharge Me

    Supercharge Me

    ICPM speaks with lead policy economist Eric Lonergan, and sustainability and climate expert Corinne Sawers about their book “Supercharge Me: Net Zero Faster”. In this practical guide, Lonergan and Sawers introduce a framework to incentivise the energy transition, such as using subsidies in lieu of punitive taxes.

  • Harnessing the Disruptive Power of De-Fi

    Harnessing the Disruptive Power of De-Fi

    Richard Olsen, CEO of Lykke Corporation argues that De-Fi will prompt a new round of cost reduction for pension plans by capturing improvements in transaction efficiency and back-office processing.  He further makes the case for pension plans to use De-Fi technology to leverage their liquidity advantage, adding a new source of return.  

  • Sustainable Investing

    Sustainable Investing

    Sustainable investing is top of mind these days.  Investor preferences and demands are driving change at the hard-end of asset allocation and security selection.  We asked Paul Smeets of Maastricht University about the research he and his fellow authors conducted into the investment preferences of pension plan members. 

    The results may raise a few eyebrows, but at the very least this is a must-listen for all pension plans navigating the ever-demanding world of sustainable and impact investing.

Global Pension Powerhouses

ICPM profiles the most powerful women in the pension industry, who handle $2.3 Trillion USD combined assets and are the driving force behind some of the most innovative changes in the pension industry. Hosted by ICPM Board Vice Chair Michelle Ostermann.

  • Anca Drexler, EVP & Head of Total Portfolio Management, OMERS

  • Kim Thomassin, Executive VP and Head of Investments, CDPQ

  • Marlene Puffer, President and CEO, CN Investment Division

Working Group Reports

ICPM Working Groups regularly produce reports covering key issues in the pension industry.

  • An Outsider’s View on the Australian Pension System
    An Outsider’s View on the Australian Pension System

    M. Preisel, S. Banta (aided by A. Oberthur), A. de Wet, F. Larrain, A. Oerlemans, B. Morency, B. van Popta, A. Snellen, Z. Alexander (aided by E. Cooksey), D. Knox (Advisor)

  • An Outsider’s View on the Chilean Pension System
    An Outsider’s View on the Chilean Pension System

    B. van Popta, B. Morency, D. Dobson, J. van der Walt, D. Richardson, S. Banta, M. Preisel (Chair), K. Kemmerer; S. Have Balle, F. Larrain (Advisor).

  • Climate change for asset owners
    Climate change for asset owners

    J. Coulson, A. Goehner, K. Thomassin, N. Rouault, S. Hill, D. Iverson, D. Ng, E. Angen, K. Preston, M. Zhao, J. van Dam, L. Jansen, M. Walker, D. Russell, M. Jordan