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General Coordinator, Bâtirente
Daniel Simard is the General Co-ordinator of Bâtirente, a retirement system intended for affiliated Unions and members of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), the second largest central labour union in Canada. He had been a Bâtirente Board member since its launch in 1987 when he became its managing director in 2000. Bâtirente Funds’ assets reach over 950 million dollars and now benefit more than 25000 individual unionized workers. Under his leadership, Bâtirente developed and implemented an extrafinancial risk management strategy for its portfolios and got involved into various innovations in the field of responsible investing, such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Carbon Disclosure Project, and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) where he has been a Board member since 2006. A Université de Montréal graduate in Industrial Relations, Daniel Simard is a Representative registered with Québec’s Financial Markets Authority. He has been involved in pension fund administration for more than 20 years and he presently chairs the audit committee of a large public corporation’s pension fund.