Pension Funds and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: Are Canadian Public Funds Doing Enough?

Fri, September 18, 2020

8:00AM-9:00AM PT


Professor Williams will discuss the findings of a CCLI study of CPP Investment Board’s (CPPIB) investments in Canadian oil sands, fracked gas in the United States, and off-shore oil in Ireland, as well as related infrastructure. The Report, CPPIB and Transition: Missing in Action?, examines whether CPPIB is meeting its mandate to invest in the best interests of CPP contributors and beneficiaries by its extremely modest support, at best, for the transition to a low-carbon economy in Canada.

Keynote Presenter:

  • Professor Cynthia A. Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, and Principal, CCLI, and Professor of Corporate Law and Sustainability, Vrieje Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Juvarya Veltkamp, Director, Canadian Climate and Law Initiative


  • Nick Silver, Managing Director, Callund Consulting, actuary and economist, London, UK