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CDPQ’s innovative strategy highlighted by Forbes

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In an article titled “Family Offices: The Secret Weapon For Investing in Sustainability?,” Rob Day, a contributor to Forbes, highlights the innovative nature of CDPQ’s investment strategy of partnering with the CREO Family Office Syndicate to invest in a sustainable economy.

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On April 10, 2019, the CREO Family Office Syndicate (CREO), a not-for-profit global network of family offices headquartered in New York City, and CDPQ, announced a new partnership to direct more capital into climate investments by creating new opportunities, sharing expertise and exercising stronger climate leadership within the industry.

CREO (Clean, Renewable and Environmental Opportunities) enables some of the world’s leading family offices to exchange knowledge, expertise and opportunities in sustainable investment to help transition to a clean and sustainable economy. Representing a diverse community, CREO aims to catalyze new investments in clean energy and transportation, sustainable food, agriculture and water, and other environmental opportunities, and offers the insights of world-class experts and innovators.

This partnership is in line with CDPQ’s commitment to work with family offices and other innovative organizations to share best practices, market intelligence and to collaboratively create new investment opportunities arising from deploying our climate change strategy across all our activities and asset classes. The results are compelling, with low-carbon assets increasing by $10 billion in 2018 and the carbon intensity of the portfolio down 10% compared to 2017, as well as strong leadership in numerous initiatives.

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