Winners of The Great Canadian ESG Championship announced

Congratulations to the seven asset managers who won a slice of the $104.5M ESG investment mandate. The State of the Industry report is a deep dive into the key trends and best practices of ESG investing observed through the initiative.

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Why we need the Great Canadian ESG Championship

We believe that organizations like ours should use their endowments to achieve their missions, as well as solid financial returns. However, as the responsible investment market has grown exponentially, it’s become increasingly difficult to differentiate between quality offerings and greenwashing. Today, there are more green, sustainable and responsible investment options than ever before and navigating this is like venturing into the wild west.

The Great Canadian ESG Championship is our roadmap. The competition shines a light on the responsible investment choices available to Canadians, publicly promotes those who demonstrate real impact and helps other asset owners make investment decisions aligned with their values. 

How it works

Asset managers were asked to submit proposals demonstrating the most robust ESG investment approaches within three asset classes: equity and/ or fixed income, alternatives, and multi-asset.

The co-investors, alongside ESG and finance experts, Millani and Normandin Beaudry, identified the most promising candidates to move forward as finalists in the second stage of the competition.

From 60 proposals submitted, eleven finalists were invited to present their approaches at the public competition in June. Watch the recording of the event here.

The competition is pleased to announce the seven winning asset managers for the $104.5M investment mandate: Alphafixe, Rally Assets, Jarislowky Fraser, Schroders, UBS, Manulife and PH&N Institutional.

Findings and key learnings from the competition in the rapidly evolving global ESG landscape are captured in the Millani-authored State of the Industry Report. The report highlights the need for clarity in communications from asset managers and comprehensive standards from regulators in order for the market to keep a strong footing and remain competitive.

Our winners :

Category 1:

Equity and/or Fixed income

Category 2:


Category 3:


Watch the finalist’s presentations

For more about our Investment Strategies

The Trottier Family Foundation: Investment strategy

The Foundation of Greater Montréal: IPS and RI strategy

The Concordia University Foundation: IPS

The Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission: IPS

The McConnell Foundation: Investment strategy


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