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Yahoo Finance Canada presents Editor's Edition, featuring finance industry insiders and the Yahoo Finance Canada editorial team discussing the top issues facing Canada's business and political realms.

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    Editor's Edition: There isn't just one type of real estate investor

    Investors are scooping up more real estate than any other type of buyer in Canada, including first-time home buyers. "A sudden influx of investors in the housing market likely contributed to the rapid price increases we saw earlier this year. In such a case, expectations of future price increases can become self-fulfilling, at least for a while," said Paul Beaudry, deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, on Tuesday. We’ve been getting monthly updates from the ground floor from Realosophy Realty’s John Pasalis and Oakwyn Realty’s Steve Saretsky, who help make sense of it all, with advice for anyone buying or selling a home. Also See: The latest real estate news for housing prices, mortgage rates, markets, luxury properties and more at Yahoo Finance Canada. They talked about clients looking for investment properties. If you have questions, email them to jessybains@yahoofinance.com and John or Steve will answer them on the next episode. Jessy Bains is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jessysbains.

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    Is it time to break up ESG? This green investor says yes

    Environmental, sustainability and governance-focused investing (ESG) has surged in popularity in recent years as investors increasingly look beyond the financial performance of companies. However, critics say the acronym lacks precision, and simply lumps three good things together into one easy-to-spout buzz word used to justify higher fees on financial products. “In terms of an investment thesis, I find it very foggy,” Tom Rand, author of the book Climate Capitalism, told Yahoo Finance Canada’s Editor’s Edition. “Those are three very separate categories,” he added. “It means that companies can have really good governance, have a 50-50 gender split on your board, have people that don’t look like me in positions of power... and now you’ve checked your ESG box, but your emissions doubled. I think it’s confusing.” According to a survey released on Wednesday, most Canadian investors say companies cannot be trusted to hit their environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) goals.  Got a question for Tom Rand? Email Jeff.Lagerquist@yahoofinance.com and let him know what interests you in the world of clean energy and technology. Jeff Lagerquist is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jefflagerquist. Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.

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    Guilbeault is a ‘Greta Thunberg at heart’

    Canada’s new environment minister Steven Guilbeault once scaled Toronto’s CN Tower with a banner that read “Canada and Bush - Climate Killers,” referring to former U.S. president George W. Bush. “His activism past means he’s taken the science seriously for all his life. That makes him very credible in my view. It’s what makes people like [Alberta Premier] Jason Kenney scared of him,” Tom Rand, author of the book Climate Capitalism, told Yahoo Finance Canada’s Editor’s Edition. He said Guilbeault is “a Greta Thunberg at heart” who adds to the growing circle of climate hawks surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Got a question for Tom Rand? Email Jeff.Lagerquist@yahoofinance.com and let him know what interests you in the world of clean energy and technology. Jeff Lagerquist is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jefflagerquist. Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.