As a recognized leader in responsible investment, Bâtirente is firmly committed to the climate. In recent months, we have taken concrete steps that bring us closer to meeting our goals set for 2025.
Bâtirente recently announced the appointment of Éric Filion as CEO and is now proud to unveil the composition of its new management committee. Marie-Claude Baker Prud’homme has been named Director, Finances, Governance and Risks. Vickie Lavoie takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
After more than 25 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Bâtirente, Daniel Simard has confirmed to its Board of Directors his intention to retire. Éric Filion, Chief Operating Officer for the organization, has been appointed to take over as CEO.
Bâtirente regularly subjects its Diversified Funds to an optimization exercise aimed at reflecting the latest financial market trends in its strategic asset allocation. As we all know, the world right now is changing quickly, and the challenges are many. To keep pace...
Today, Bâtirente held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) branded by the slogan “My retirement. Our strength” and presented a positive assessment of its 2020 activities to about 80 group representatives and partners who all attended virtually. Participants had the opportunity to learn that, while Bâtirente excelled in the quality of support provided to groups and members during this difficult period, the organization also kept a firm and steady focus on the future.
Bâtirente, with support from Æquo Shareholder Engagement Services (“Æquo”), submitted a shareholder proposal to the Imperial Oil Limited, asking the latter to adopt a corporate target that would enable it to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
Bâtirente announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Yvan Duceppe, Treasurer of the Confédération des syndicaux nationaux (CSN), as its Chair. Mr. Duceppe succeeds Pierre Patry, former Treasurer of the CSN, now retired, who chaired Bâtirente’s Board of Directors for 17 years.
Bâtirente welcomes the announcement by CIBC Bank regarding its intention to publish the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with its loans and investments, join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials, and consider the adoption of reduction targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Bâtirente discloses the carbon footprint of its equity portfolios and takes further action in its climate commitment
Proud to have been among the first signatories of the Montréal Carbon Pledge, Bâtirente is today announcing the carbon footprint of its equity portfolios for 2019. A detailed analysis of our portfolios reveals that, as of December 31, 2019, the carbon footprint of the equities held by Bâtirente is, overall, 22% lower than that of its benchmark portfolios.
Responding to the urgent need to take action, Bâtirente is today unveiling an ambitious climate commitment. For more than 15 years, Bâtirente has worked with intensity and conviction to promote responsible finance, establishing itself as a well-known and respected industry leader. More than ever, there is consensus on the link between human activities and global warming, on the influence of global warming on the economy and investment, and on the need for a focused response.