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OPTrust

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Indicate what norms you have used to develop your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.5. Describe your organisation’s investment principles, and overall investment strategy, and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

Our “member-driven investing” (MDI) framework recognizes our primary duty is to preserve the funded status of the Plan. Under this framework, we seek to earn a return high enough to maintain plan sustainability while employing risk purposefully and efficiently so that benefit and contribution levels remain as stable as possible.

Supporting our MDI strategy is a set of management investment beliefs, a risk appetite framework and a set of performance metrics that closely link portfolio construction with the Plan’s funding risks. Our metrics are designed to create strong alignment between members’ interests and our investment activities. Embedded in our investment beliefs is our approach to ESG factors:

"Environmental, social and governance factors can affect investment risk, return and our reputation. Understanding and considering the significance of these factors is part of the investment process. Good governance is good business and contributes to value creation and sustainability. "

OPTrust's investment strategy includes a robust responsible investing program.

01.6. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

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02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

URL/Attachment

URL/Attachment

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

02.3. Indicate if your organisation’s investment principles, and overall investment strategy is publicly available

02.4. Additional information [Optional].


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

LOUISE TO CONFIRM THIS TEXT FROM 2015 IS STILL ACCURATE:

The management of potential conflicts of interest is addressed in four OPTrust policies.

The SIP&P requires trustees, external investment advisors, OPTrust employees and all agents and advisors to act in the best interests of the Plan and its members.  It details requirements to disclose all conflicts of interest and subsequent steps to manage conflicts.  The SIP&P also outlines procedures to be followed in the event of conflicts between OPTrust's investment policy and that of our investment managers' pooled funds.

All OPTrust employees are required to follow the Code of Conduct which defines prohibited conduct, requirements for disclosure of real and perceived conflicts of interest and steps to managing any conflicts.

OPTrust has a Personal Trading Policy which provides rules for certain employees' personal trading activities and prohibits insider trading.

OPTrust's Ethical Wall Policies and Procedures also prohibits insider trading.

 

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)


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