About Investor Leadership Network
Pairing sustainability and long-term growth
The Investor Leadership Network was founded in 2018 during the Canadian G7 Presidency held in Charlevoix, Québec, Canada.
Who we are
An open and collaborative platform
The Investor Leadership Network was launched in 2018 to facilitate and accelerate collaboration by leading global investors on key issues related to sustainability and long-term growth.
Operating as an open and collaborative platform, with a focus on concrete initiatives under the leadership of member investors, the ILN benefits from the participation and support of various partners, including the government of Canada and multilateral institutions.
ILN’s creation is a direct outcome of Canada’s 2018 presidency of the G7 and benefits from an active support from G7 countries. Adhesion to the ILN and the potential scope of its initiative are designed to be global.
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Meet our Partners
ABOUT ALBERTA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of Canada’s largestand most diversified institutional investment managers with more than $100 billion of assets under management. The organization’s mandate is to maximize risk adjusted net investment returns in a manner responsive to the needs and expectations of its 32 Alberta-based pension, endowment, government, and specialty fund clients. Established as a Crown corporation on January 1, 2008, AIMCo operates on commercial principles and at arms-length from the Government of Alberta and is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance.
The Allianz Group is one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers with more than 88 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2017, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 126 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.
ABOUT APG GROUP NV
APG is the largest pension delivery organization in the Netherlands; its approximately 3,000 employees provide executive consultancy, asset management, pension administration, pension communication and employer services. APG performs these services on behalf of (pension) funds and employers in the sectors of education, government, construction, cleaning and window cleaning, housing associations, energy and utility companies, sheltered employment organizations, and medical specialists. APG manages approximately €532 billion (September 2019) in pension assets for the pension funds in these sectors. APG works for approximately 21,000 employers, providing the pension for one in five families in the Netherlands (about 4.6 million participants). APG has offices in Heerlen, Amsterdam, Brussels, New York and Hong Kong.
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world. Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 620 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 970 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.
Aviva is an insurance and asset management company serving 33 million customers around the world; it is the UK’s largest insurer and has strongbusinesses in selected markets in Europe, Asia and Canada. Aviva’s asset management business, Aviva Investors, provides asset management services to both Aviva and external clients. Total group assets under management at Aviva group are £490 billion. As investors, we believe in positive engagement to steer companies towards more sustainable behavior that both improves business performance and delivers environmental and social benefits. Aviva is also a founding partner of the World Benchmarking Alliance, which aims to provide free public league tables to measure and rank corporate performance on the Sustainable Development Goals.
ABOUT CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2017, it held CAD298.5 billion (USD 238.2 billion) in net assets. As one of Canada’s leading institutionalfund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, privateequity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. Follow us on Twitter @LaCDPQ or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.9 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 1.4 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS’ total fund market value currently stands at approximately $355 billion.
ABOUT CANADA PENSION PLAN INVESTMENT BOARD
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 20 million contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
ABOUT THE GENERALI GROUP
Generali is an independent, Italian insurance group, with a strong international presence. Established in 1831, it is among the world’s leading insurers and is present in over 60 countries with total premium income exceeding €68 billion in 2017. With nearly 71,000 employees in the world and 57 million customers, the Group has a leading position in Western Europe and an increasingly significant presence in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia. In 2017, Generali Group was included among the most sustainable companies in the world by the Corporate Knights ran king.
ABOUT NATIXIS INVESTMENT MANAGERS
Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of 26 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking SM to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets.Natixis ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms (€818.1 billion/ $1,008 billion AUM).
Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with more than $95 billion in net assets, as at December 31, 2017. It invests and administers pensions for almost half a million members from municipalities, school boards, emergency services and local agencies across Ontario. OMERS has employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia – originating and managing a diversified portfolio of investments in public markets, private equity, nfrastructure and real estate.
ABOUT ONTARIO TEACHERS’
Ontario Teachers’ invests and administers Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $189.5 billion in net assets at December 31, 2017. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annualized total fund net return of 9.9% since the Plan’s founding in 1990. OntarioTeachers’ is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific region office is located in Hong Kong and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit pension is fully funded. It serves the province of Ontario’s 323,000 active and retired teachers. Follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo.
With net assets of over $20 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with over 92,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the Plan and the investment of its assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.
PGGM is a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider. Institutional clients are offered: asset management, pension fund management, policy advice and management support. On December 31, 2017 PGGM had EUR 218 billion in assets under management and was administrating pensions of 3 million participants. Around 725,000 workers in the Dutch healthcare are connected to PGGM&CO, our members organization. Either alone or together with strategic partners, PGGM develops future solutions by linking together pension, care, housing and work.
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