“We’re going one step further – broaden[ing] our strategy to send a strong signal to support the de-carbonization of the highest emitter sectors, […] because we feel this is the main obstacle in reaching a net zero future.”
Charles Emond (CDPQ) joins the podcast to discuss the organization’s unique “double mandate” – providing long-term financial returns for depositors and providing constructive capital to Quebec’s economy. Charles provides insight into CDPQ’s latest climate investing initiatives, including:
- A 60% reduction in portfolio carbon intensity by 2030.
- A new $10B transition envelope to decarbonize major carbon-emitting sectors.
About Charles Emond
Charles Emond is President and Chief Executive Officer of CDPQ, one of North America’s leading long-term institutional investors. He is responsible for the strategic direction of CDPQ and the global growth of the organization. Before joining CDPQ in February 2019, Charles worked for nearly 20 years at Scotia Bank and Scotia Capital. CDPQ has been a member of FCLTGlobal since our founding in 2016.
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and para-public pension and insurance plans, and is one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers.